Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Garden Bloggers Bloomday for June, 2021

Where there is a will.... yes I've managed to cobble together a Bloomday post. There are some pretty poor photos in this mix. But you take what you can get when you're mobility is restricted (a broken ankle, I hate to keep repeating that for those of you who've already heard... but I know Bloomday posts can bring in new readers). Anyway, here are (most) of the June blooms in my garden...

Aristaloe aristata

Indigofera amblyantha

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.

Callistemon sieberi

Santolina chamaecyparissus

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!

Callistemon viridiflorus
 Lomatia tinctoria

Euphorbia 'Excalibur', popular with the ants it seems.

There are sarracenia flowers all around the garden, these will have to represent.

Lysimachia nummularia

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'...

A close-up...

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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  1. Beautiful blooms!
    Wishing you a speedy recovery!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

  2. I always enjoy seeing your unusual (to me) blooms. Happy GBBD.

  3. Well, you outdid yourself this month showing so many flowers I've never heard of! I have NEVER seen Salvia Discolor!

    1. Isn't that little black flower the best? I love the curl at the end, like an elf's shoe.

  4. I wasn't surprised to see your Bloomday post but I did wonder how you were going to manage it. I admire the Paris polyphylla every time I see it but that's a plant I won't even try growing here - it's too much of a reach - but I do intend to try Lomatia tinctoria one day. I've checked my own Callistemon viridiflorus for blooms a couple times but, either I missed them, or it chose not to bloom this year. It's putting on a lot of new leaves, though, so I think it's happy, which is the important thing.

    1. I'd asked Andrew if he could take Bloomday photos for me, but then with everything else he's having to do I decided I'd just go with what I could snap on my brief outing prior to surgery.

  5. Such a fine group of photos! You did just great and the flowers are great too!

  6. I’m impressed with your real-time Bloom Day post! Hobbling around is working for you, though I know you are frustrated. Funny about your Santolina: I showed the same plant in Astoria for Bloom Day. Some of these simple, common, small shrubs are the best fillers, aren’t they?

    1. Scooting around now, thanks to mu knee scooter. It's not exactly made for off-road adventured but still feels so much safer than crutches. That (and two other) santolina came from Evan. I don't think I ever would have bought them, but they're fabulous garden additions.

  7. So many lovelies! Stand outs are Paris polyphylla 'Heronswood Form', Lomatia and Callistemon.
    Hope your ankle is mending well!

    1. Thanks Eliza, me too! First post-op appt this afternoon.

  8. Your phone photos look pretty good to me Loree, especially considering your mobility issues. I'd appreciate it if you'd just stop posing photos of Callistemon viridiflorus since I know I'll never find one unless I drive to PDX and goto Xera , and of course they won't be available.I'm not bitter though.

    1. Ha! See now if I was mobile I could go to Xera and get you one and mail it!

  9. Love that Heronswood Paris. Andrew knows just what kind of flowers you will like. Beautiful.

  10. How beautiful is your "jungle" ! I love how exotic it is. Those pitcher plant flowers are beautiful! Somehow I managed to kill Evening Star in my garden I have no idea what went wrong. What beautiful flowers you were given !
    It must still be quite painful so well done you ! to be able to take all these pictures for us to admire ;-)

    1. I've killed a couple of Evening Star too, it's pretty tricky.

  11. Those Saracenia are really intriguing - the Salvia discolor also. Wishing you a quick recovery.

  12. I laughed at your nicotiana comment. ...My experience too - they come up when they want to and where they want to.

  13. AnonymousJune 18, 2021

    I always love your variety of plants. Beautiful. And I am so sorry about your ankle-- I have not blogged regularly for a few months and did not know. Wishing you a speedy recovery.


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