Here it is, Garden Blogger's Bloomday—the 15th of April. I've faithfully recorded what's blooming in my garden—and linking up to Carol's Bloomday posts—since April of 2009. That's 11 years of monthly blooms...
So flowers! First with the houseplants. I bought this orchid—Paphiopedilum supersuk 'Eureka'—already in bud. The flower is even better than I dreamed it might be.
Cryptanthus 'Black Mystic' is blooming, again.
Now we've stepped out into the driveway. Rhododendron laramie lives in a large container.
In the front garden, Tulipa 'Little Beauty'.
Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow'
A NOID Lewisia with electric pink blooms.
Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow'
Daphne x houtteana
My Poncirus trifoliata Bloomday photos usually feature cloudy, stormy skies as a backdrop. The blue sky is is a welcome change.
These sweet flowers are followed by fruit.
Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Hindwarf'
Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Harmony’
That's it for the front garden, now we're in the back. The Solomon's seal (Polygonatum) blooms are just starting to open.
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. Robbiae
The first flowers on my Magnolia laevifolia are opening...
There are so many to enjoy!
Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Akebono’ is wrapping up it's show.
This is the last Bloomday I'll be able to share flowers of my Grevillea miqueliana. I tore it out—along with a Brachyglottis greyi and a few other things—and replanted this area. Photos coming up next week.
Epimediums! I think the white flowers belong to E. wushanense...
And the yellow are from E. 'Amber Queen', unless I've got that backwards.
Aucuba himalaica var. dolichophylla
Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer'
Not yet a bloom, but I'm sharing it anyway. Echium wildpretii, on the right. Out of six of these in my garden only two look like they'll be blooming this year, odd since it's a biennial and this is their third year.
Ceanothus 'Dark Star'...was looking like this when I took my Bloomday photos.
And overnight it opened to this. There are many happy bees all over this thing.
And finally, Stachyurus salicifolius.
Happy April Blooms to you! I hope you're holding up okay in this mad mad world.
Weather Diary, Apr 14: Hi 71, Low 42/ Precip 0
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