So, on to the blooms!Weather Diary, May 14: Hi 80, Low 55/ Precip 0
This NOID lewisia has been blooming in my garden for weeks now.
Ditto for the Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow' (rainbow because the foliage takes on many colors when the weather cools)
This bright lewisia was a gift from my friend Bridget before she moved away. It reliably blooms every spring, and when it does I think of her.
Grevillea x gaudichaudii
One of the fabulous bougainvillea gifts from my friend Peter, it's settling into it's new home quite well I think.
Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Hindwarf'
Okay that was the flower bounty in the front garden, now we've walked around to the side of the house. Paeonia 'Smith Opus' (Misaka)
Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'
And into the back garden now, where we see these tiny little Saxifraga hypnoides flowers.
Disporum cantonese ‘Night Heron’
Polygonatum, Solomon's seal
Lots of future blooms on the Callistemon viridiflorus
High in the sky blooms on Embothrium coccineum
Unfurling Paris polyphylla (Heronswood form), side view...
The white bells visible in the background (above) are Disporum cantonese 'Green Giant'.
Quesnelia marmorata 'Tim Plowman' (still in a small container so I held it over a nice green backdrop to take this photo).
Lonicera x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet'
The last Magnolia laevifolia bloom (way up at the top of the plant!).
I tucked a supermarket succulent under this agave last summer expecting it to be an annual, but what do you know? It lived and is blooming (an echeveria NOID)
A better shot...
Podophyllum 'Red Panda'
I cut all the blooms off this patch of Saxifraxa 'Primuloides', but this one was a late comer. It got to stay.
A final few Epimedium 'Amber Queen' blooms.
The new Darlingtonia californica pitchers are still tiny, so those flowers loom large.
Sophora prostrata 'Little Baby'
Periscaria runcinata 'Purple Majesty'
Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'
And another bougainvillea! This one 'Sharon Wesley'
She's a beauty!
Akebia longeracemosa 'Victor's Secret'
The beginning of Scadoxus puniceus blooms...
I couldn't decide which photo to use.
Fertile fronds of Osmunda regalis.
Thalictrum ichangense 'Evening Star'
Aporophyllum 'Shirley' (orchid cactus) puts an end to this very long Bloomday post—well, unless you count yesterday's "prequel"—with Echium wildpretii blooms.
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