A chance to combine my Bloomday post and In a Vase on Monday seemed too good to pass up. Although in all honesty this post is primarily a result of my being too busy to post my Bloomday photos yesterday, on the the "real" Bloomday (click on over to May Dreams Gardens for links to all the other bloggers who've posted blooms)...
Euphorbia rigida is still the the star bloomer in my garden this month.
Although I need to get out there and cut them back soon...
Seeds, they are about ready to POP!
Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow' is nearby, but not nearly as likely to take over a garden.
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. Robbiae is one that spreads by underground runners. Some people have issues with it but mine's pretty well behaved.
Euphorbia griffithii ‘Fireglow’ is slowly being shaded out, I wish I had a good place to move it to because I love those orange bracts!
Grevillea juniperina ‘Molonglo’ is covered in buds, some of them now open. I love this plant.
Grevillea miqueliana is a bloom factory!
Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Akebono’ is wrapping things up (''Nanjing Gold', the yellow-bloomer, is already done)...
But there's still some goodness in there for visitors to enjoy (not the best pic, but that fat bumble was insistent that he get in my photo, so I must oblige).
The flower buds on my Daphniphyllum himalaense ssp macropodum 'Variegated' seem more numerous this year. While they'll open a bit more than this the show certainly isn't tantalizing.
Epimedium 'Amber Queen'
Brunnera macrophylla 'Hadspen Cream' was one I bought for the foliage, thinking I'd dislike the blooms — but they aren't bad.
Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens' would be opening by now, if not for these numerous rainy, cloudy, days..
Ceanothus 'Dark Star'...love the pinky/purply about to burst buds.
Daphne x houtteana is still going strong...
The Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Harmony’ flowers are all fully open now.
The shrub is covered.
The Poncirus trifoliata buds are about to open, I can't wait!
The NOID rosemary plant is still covered with little blue flowers.
The Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Hindwarf' is pretty florific as well, although the plant is a lot smaller than the rosemary.
I would have thought the Magnolia laevifolia would be open by now, others around town are...soon! Pay no attention to the pollen marred leaves. The air is thick with pollen here...such is spring in the PNW.
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Pink Icing', those blooms are gonna be blueberries! (hopefully)
Another, Vaccinium Perpetua Blueberry. Did you know that blueberries are buzz pollinated? Of course you did, but I didn't. I found this article very interesting: BEES ARE GREAT AT POLLINATING FLOWERS—BUT SO ARE VIBRATORS.
Finally, there are a couple of spring bulbs working their magic, Tulip 'Rococo'...
And Tulipa 'Little Beauty'. I'm new to the charms of the species tulips and find them quite lovely.
The main attraction are the flowers (of course), I love how there are more than one on most of the stems. An a important bonus is the foliage is much smaller than on the flashy tulips, thus easier to ignore (I'm hoping) once the floral show is over.
It's 'Little Beauty' that made it into my vase today, as well as several cuttings from the Grevillea australis I let go of last week (talked about here) and a few stems from the Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Hindwarf'...
In my mind's eye I thought I would create a low "lawn" of Grevillea and then insert a few tulips into the mass of green. It would have been so cool! But it just didn't work out that way. Oh well...
Hey hitchhiker! I see that little snout now, in the camera close-up. Could this have been a root weevil? Damn. If so should have gotten rid of him, instead I just moved him outside to live on.
For more "in a vase on Monday" creations visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden...
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