Friday, June 14, 2019

June's Bloomday for 2019

I'm a blogging rebel; Garden Blogger's Bloomday isn't until tomorrow, June 15th, but I'm posting today. What can I say...

July is usually yucca month in my garden, but the warmth this week is pushing them ahead, I took these photos a couple days ago and they've progressed beyond this stage, they may not hold on until July's bloomday. Here's Y. 'Color Guard'...

And plain old Y. filamentosa.

The yellow button blooms of Santolina chamaecyparissus echo the Callistemon sieberi flowers behind.

Callistemon sieberi

The blue of Parahebe perfoliata always catches me by surprise.

Verbascum blattaria

There are three large, woolly, verbascum sending up bloomspikes in the front garden. I think this one is V. olympicum, although I'm not sure as they're all offspring from plants that bloomed long ago.


Amsonia hubrichtii

Indigofera amblyantha

There are going to be so many Acca sellowiana (pineapple guava) flowers this year!

Grevillea rivularis

Echium russicum

Moving into the back garden...just one flower is open on the Clematis recta 'Purpurea Select'.

Callistemon viridiflorus, I love this yellow/green color, and there are so many flowers on the plant this year.

Lomatia tinctoria, resting on a nearby Yucca aloifolia.

NOID Sempervivum

NOID Saxifraga (so many Saxifraga flowers this year...).

Magnolia macrophylla, and photos can be deceiving, these flowers are more than 20" across.

Abutilon megapotamicum 'Paisley'

Grevillea juniperina ‘Molonglo’

Paris polyphylla - Heronswood form

Alchemilla mollis, at the bottom edge of the photo. I liked all these shapes and shades and thought this photo was more interesting than including just a close-up.

Clematis repens 'Bells of Emei Shan'

Thalictrum 'Evening Star'

All the other podophyllum have finished blooming, but P. 'Spotty Dotty' is still going.

Lupinus sericatus

A white sarracenia flower with a trio of Darlingtonia californica.

And the Darlingtonia are making seeds!

A survey of other sarracenia...

Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer'

Bougainvillea 'Moneth' (aka 'Purple Queen')

Euphorbia 'Excalibur'

Iris x robusta ‘Gerald Darby’, in/over the stock tank pond.

And finally the bright and wonderful Grevillea 'Ned Kelly', which is growing in a container. For more Bloomday fun visit our hostess May Dreams Gardens.

Weather Diary, June 13 Hi 87, Lo 57/ Precip none

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  1. So many wonderful plants. I've never seen G. 'Ned Kelly', so stunning!

    1. It’s not hardy, so probably not one you’ll see much in the PNW.

  2. Terrific selection, Loree, esp. love the many Grevilleas & Callistemon. And I'd love to see one of those giant magnolias in person - what a flower!

    1. I hope you get to, it’s a fabulous tree!

  3. I hope my Callistemon virdiflorus looks as good as yours when it comes of age. I'm impressed once again by that Clematis repens and your photos of the Sarracenia (along with the plants I saw on display at Sherman Gardens) have me intrigued.

    1. I bet your Callistemon is a knockout soon...

  4. So much of what you grow won't grow here due to our winters. All of these blooms look so exotic to me. Fun to see. I do have that plain Y. filamentosa and it is blooming now. It always blooms in June.

    1. I always think they bloom in June, but then a quick check of past Bloomdays proves me wrong.

  5. Beautiful! Love your Sarracenia. Have planted up three in an old turkey roaster and am eagerly awaiting growth. How long did it take yours to get going and flower?

    1. They were remarkably fast, some bulking up same season, nearly all blooming the next spring.

  6. I am amazed knowing purple bougainvillea ,lovely flowers wish could grow alestroemia one day.Have a great week ahead.

  7. I like the giant wooly verbascum. I appreciate plants that blooms in 'shifts', one small section at a time, extending the flowering period, like foxglove and fox lily.
    Clematis repens 'Bells of Emei Shan' draping down the rusty metal is very good looking.

    1. I recently saw a garden full of amazing verbascum, makes me want to plant many more of them.

  8. The woolly verbascum resembles those weeds growing in nearby fields where I grew up.

  9. Your June garden is rich with luscious blooms.

  10. I'm with Lisa. Your plants are so exotic to us Midwesterners. Though we do have that wooly Verbascum in gardens and by the roadside. lovely in either location.

    1. Isn’t it great? A fabulous weed and garden plant...


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