The wonderful Carol Michael, mother of the Bloomday meme, blogger at May Dreams Gardens, attended the Austin Fling. Had I been a better blogger I would have captured a photo of her, with some gorgeous flowering shrub. Sadly I did not. Let's just say Carol is one of those people you remember and feel fortunate to have spent a few minutes with. Hopefully she'll attend next year's Fling in Denver, CO, and I'll be ready. Maybe with a big bouquet of fake flowers for her. She'd be game, I'm sure of it.
So on to the flowers, those that are blooming in my garden on this May 15th. Oh and how do you identify a tired blogger? They're the ones that don't bother to reorder their Bloomday photos from the alphabetical order the software uploaded them in. Oh well, hopefully you'll enjoy them anyway. Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'
Calycanthus floridus 'Athens', smells so good!
Ceanothus 'Dark Star' — I thought I took a close-up photo but I guess not.
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Zanzibar'
Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'
Disporum cantonese ‘Night Heron’
Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow'
Genista lydia, snuggled up to a volunteer Verbascum.
Grevillea 'Ivanhoe', not reliably hardy here but both of my plants lived through last winter, yay!
Grevillea juniperina ‘Molonglo’
Grevillea miqueliana, blooming for months and months now...
Grevillea x gaudichaudii
Grevillea x gaudichaudii again, because I have multiple plants, all blooming!
Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow'
Lewisia cotyledon 'Sunset Series'
The same Lewisia, but shown with it's foliage rather than the grass it flopped into.
Lewisia NOID, sorry, but it's so bright the camera can't handle it.
Lonicera x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet'
Anigozanthos 'Bush Ranger'
Podophyllum 'Red Panda'
Podophyllum peltatum flower
Podophyllum peltatum foliage (bonus photo)
Rhododendron 'Ebony Pearl'
Saxifraga urbium 'Aureopunctata'
Sedum palmeri, the flower belongs to the Aeonium looking foliage at the top half of the photo.
Symphytum × uplandicum 'Axminster Gold', a few buds showing up.
And we wrap with Thalictrum 'Evening Star'. May is so darn bloomy!
Weather Diary, May 14: Hi 89, Low 59/ Precip 0
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