I came close to doing something different for this Bloomday and going with a Wednesday Vignette format, Hamamelis x intermedia 'Rochester' being the star. It's reached some new stage in it's growth where the entire plant is covered in little fragrant explosions, like never before. I am in awe.
I wish you could smell the flowers.
But since I treat Bloomday (hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens) as a cataloged record of my garden month to month, year to year. Well, I broke down and photographed the other blooms in the garden too, even though most of them are repeats from last month. Let's walk...
Stachyurus salicifolius is pumping up those catkins.
If the wind blows just right it's possible to get a mix of the fragrant loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) blooms and the hamamelis, it's a bit over-powering.
Mahonia x media 'Marvel'
Helleborus x hybridus 'Jade Tiger'
Washed-out blooms on Alstroemeria ‘Indian Summer’.
Helleborus x ballardiae Pink Frost
Out in the front garden the Arctostaphylos x 'Austin Griffiths' is absolutely covered in flowers, much to the delight of several hummingbirds.
The eternally blooming rosemary...
Mahonia x media 'Charity'
This is the most advanced Euphorbia rigida in the garden. Most of them barely have any color at their tips.
I 'll end with the first open florets on Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Nanjing Gold'. The fact a few flowers have opened has not escaped the local hummingbird population. I can watch them from the window. They try them all, even the closed parts, but return to the open ones over and over.
Weather Diary, Jan 14: Hi 41, Low 32/ Precip .04"
All material © 2009-2020 by Loree Bohl for danger garden. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited and just plain rude.