Here I was trying to get the Grevillea x gaudichaudii bloom, however my phone's camera wanted to focus on the Agave parrasana 'Meat Claw' instead, I suppose that's not a surprise.
The yellow color echo between the Santolina chamaecyparissus and the Callistemon sieberi is lovely in person. Not so much in this bad iPhone photo.
The hellstrip Yucca filamentosa are sending up their annual spikes. The Y. 'Color Guard' are especially colorful.
Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens', chillin with the agaves.
Paris polyphylla 'Heronswood Form'
This is it's best year yet, so many stems!
Euphorbia 'Excalibur', popular with the ants it seems.
There are sarracenia flowers all around the garden, these will have to represent.
Nicotiana that I didn't plant. It's a descendant of those I planted a few years ago. The colors keep changing and I never know what's going to show up. Originally they were supposed to be grey.... but they were instead a powdery pink, this is an improvement over that.
Salvia discolor, oh how I love this bloom!
I couldn't decide which photo to use...
Fading Echium wildpretii flowers.
Clifford, our Magnolia macrophylla—as seen from the bedroom window.
Thalictrum ichangense 'Evening Star'
Ugh. This photo is so bad! It makes this planter arrangement look even worse than it is, which admittedly is pretty bad. It was my next improvement project (along with the bromeliad trashcan lids) when all garden work came to a screeching halt. Still I had to record that this epiphyllum is blooming...
Such a cool plant.
Another long distance grainy photo, this one to document the bougainvillea behind the Agave 'Blue Glow'...
Finally, there are a few "get well" flowers inside the house to share. This beautiful bouquet is from my husband's workplace, Schoolhouse Electric. It smells divine!
These beauties are from my husband.
That's my altered reality Bloomday offering, for the rundown of flowers blooming in other blogger's gardens click on over to May Dreams Gardens, our hostess for this monthly round-up.
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