It's July! It's Hot! It's Bloomday! Or rather it was, yesterday, the 15th. But I was watering...and just didn't get around to posting photos of what's blooming in my garden, so I'm filing my report a day late.
Let's start in the hellstrip and work our way through the front garden and around to the back. This Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’ represents all the tall Yucca's blooming in the garden. This one's not so tall though, why? Because someone broke it off back when it first started to emerge. Wasn't that nice?
There are a lot of Sempervivum blooming, I only managed to take a photo of this one.
The Eryngium proteiflorum bloom is still shining bright.
Santolina chamaecyparissus 'Lemon Queen'
It wins the prize for stinky.
Cleome 'Violet Queen'
Which is to the point now where it's producing long seed pods. They're fabulous.
Callistemon ‘Woodlander's Hardy Red’
Lavandula x intermedia Phenomenal
Moving around to the driveway Lilium tigrinum 'Splendens' fills one of the stock-tanks.
Along with a few seed-grown Moluccella laevis. Do the Bells of Ireland spikes you purchase in the flower market have those side-leaves removed? Or do the commercial growers just somehow grow cleaner spikes?
Stepping into the back garden, Schefflera brevipedunculata.
Arthropodium candidum 'Maculatum'
I appreciate the Agapanthus blooms finding other foliage to keep them company.
The flowers are so pretty, but the Agapanthus foliage always looks a little haggard.
I thought the heat would bust open the Crocosmia flowers in time for Bloomday.
Abutilon hybrida 'Nuabyell'
Abutilon hybrida 'Nuabtang'
Lilium 'Conca d Or'
Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart', the first of many (MANY) blooms on the shrub.
Eryngium agavifolium, which is a pollinator hot-spot, despite it's thimble-like flowers.
I like these small Canna flowers much better than the big flouncy ones.
Grevillea juniperina ‘Molonglo’
Dianthus barbatus 'Green Tick'
A few of which have been cut and put on the bathroom shelf.
Lysimachia paridiformis var. stenophylla
Bougainvillea, the real flowers making an appearance within the colorful bracts.
A sampling of Sarracenia blooms...
Nymphaea 'Almost Black' — which took awhile to get going but is now pumping out bloom after bloom.
Echeveria 'Blue Atoll'
The plant from which that bloom spike came, along with the white flowers of Oxalis triangularis behind it.
Passiflora 'Amethyst Jewel', which is actually much "purpler" than the blue you see here.
And we'll wrap with Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer' — be sure to visit May Dreams Gardens for links to all the Bloomday blooms!
Weather Diary, July 15: Hi 100, Low 66/ Precip 0
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