Well, yesterday was technically Bloomday but I'm celebrating today, with photos of the things blooming in my garden, starting with Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Nanjing Gold'. The weather was warm here in Portland (67 sunny degrees) while we were up in Seattle last week, and I came home to see these tiny little florets had burst open. They smell so good.
I was captivated by those two drops of water so kept getting closer and closer.
Of course at this point the fuzz becomes the focus.
I turned to walk towards my next subject and noticed the pump buds on Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow'.
The Euphorbia rigida also responded to last week's warmth.
This one peeking out from behind an Agave ovatifolia 'Frosty Blue'.
Arctostaphylos 'Monica', a hybrid of Arctostaphylos densiflora and A. manzanita.
February is hellebore time! While I don't have the collection many folks do, and I've never had them "seed around" I have enough to make me happy. Well, not that I've stopped buying more of course, as you'll see in a scroll or two.
Helleborus x hybridus 'Onyx Odyssey' is a favorite.
I need to go back out and cut a few of these beauties and bring them indoors to enjoy.
I'd like to say I planned this nice color combo with the Epimedium x rubrum behind it, but no—a happy accident. Helleborus 'Rio Carnival'
Two hellebore purchases have come home with me this spring, this one Helleborus ’Ice n Roses Merlot’.
The green nectaries might just be my favorite part.
And a second Helleborus 'Rio Carnival'—once I'm done enjoying it in a container by the back door I'll plant it out near the one I shared above.
Helleborus x ballardiae Pink Frost
Helleborus x hybridus 'Jade Tiger'
This fragrant little explosion was impossible to get in focus, this is the best I could do. Pachysandra axillaris 'Windcliff Fragrant' ...
And speaking of fragrant (a theme for February it seems), my Hamamelis x intermedia 'Rochester' blooms are a little past their prime, but still need to be shared.
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. Robbiae.
And finishing up we head indoors and take a look at an about to unfurl bud on the Trichodiadema densum that I brought back from Seaside Gardens in Carpinteria, CA, when I visited in November (thanks Gerhard for ID).
I was shocked to find it about to bloom and didn't want to miss recording the moment. Once it opens all the way I'm sure I'll share an image on Instagram—if I catch it in time.
That's my bloom report, visit May Dreams Gardens to see links to all the bloggers who posted their blooms.
— — —
All material © 2009-2022 by Loree Bohl for danger garden. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited and just plain rude.