Happy Bloom Day, a monthly tradition started by Carol at May Dreams!
I sure hoped this guy would make it in time, but I can’t resist a sneak preview of the flowers any day now on my first flower stalk on my first Yucca pallida, planted last spring in the front room bed.
Beyond, at the back corner, the year-old passalong butterfly iris (Dietes grandiflora) is on a roll.
In that bed and the other side of the sidewalk, the Salvia greggiis are on their first wave, this one with a zexmenia behind it.
Here’s that self-seeded zexmenia against the silver germander.
On the opposite side of the walk, here’s zexmenia with Berlandeira lyrata (chocolate plant).
In back, here’s Knock Out rose in the crape bed, engulfed by pink evening primrose.
I’m so glad I seeded the larkspur in the crape bed, seen behind the Byzantine, and showing off nicely against the primrose and ‘Powis Castle’ artemesia. It took over as the poppies formed their seedpods.
Here’s Packera obovata against larkspur.
Gulf penstemon in that bed.
And another passalong poppy on Amelia’s fence side.
Framing the corner of the patio bed, the star jasmine we trained over a trellis as a “shrub” has taken over the fragrance department for now.
Marie Pavie can’t quite keep up with that olfactory performance, but it’s sure trying. Thanks to my directional pruning last year, she’s fanned out as a fragrant “wall” between the patio and its cove.
Here’s what else is blooming.
Geranium ‘Little Carmine’
daylily (by tomorrow morning)
coreopsis (by tomorrow morning)
roses: Mrs. Oakley Fisher, Iceberg
grass lily (Anthericum saundersiae)
Roses: Marie Pavie, Buff Beauty, Mutabilis, Maggie, Peggy Martin
Saliva greggii ‘Teresa’
Salvia microphylla ‘Hotlips’
‘David Verity’ cuphea
Vines: Clematis armandii, potato vine, crossvine, coral honeysuckle
Salvia ‘Indigo Spires’
petunias, geranium, ornamental peppers, begonia, sambac jasmine,
Happy Bloom Day! Linda