May Has Been A Flowery Month

Foliage could follow up yesterday's Bloom Day, but there are so many flowers just now.  A few years ago, once the April flush of roses was complete, I had a green garden for most of May.  Now, since the clematis, hydrangeas, and most everything else is well established, since I added Hippeastrum, and begonias, and salvias, and so on, May is as flowery as April.  Yet again, a 'Wisley' shot.  I sincerely promised not to post any more photos of it, but well, it is my blog, and I am besotted...
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How about Hydrangea 'Endless Summer'?  Soil sulphur sure blued up the flowers.  Not foliage, though.
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The variegated lace cap Hydrangea has (so far) survived its move.  I have it partially protected from soon-to-arrive summer heat with a shade cloth.  Hey, there's some foliage!
PhotobucketI've forgotten the name of this species Orchid, the flower looking like translucent porcelain...
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...and  this Begonia...
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...while Gasteraloe 'Green Ice': mixes green, ivory, and coral so beautifully:
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Orange Hippeastrum 'Rilona', somewhat chewed, marks the end of Hippeastrum month here.  It's the last of the Hippeastrum flowers for this year.  
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More monochromatic is black-leafed (Hey!  Foliage!)  Agonis 'After Dark', with starry white flowers streaked burgundy:
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The Yucca linearfolia is doing well.  All foliage!
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Agave marmorata(?) once a sickly 4" pup, looks decidedly adult.  All foliage.  Two in a row!
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 What can I say?  It's a flowery garden, and May has been a flowery month.  
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Comments

  1. Hoover dear your garden is blossomimg with so many beautiful flowers and you can post as many photos as you like because I enjoy every one. :)
    xoxoxo ♡

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  2. Pretty, pretty! I love all your blossoms, especially the hydrangeas which I cannot grow.

    Just enough foliage to qualify, but why not when you have so many blooms.

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  3. Fantastic vieuws out of your garden. You never post to many photo's, they are great.
    Have a nice weekend Hoover

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  4. Your 'Wisley' is just splendid! I have two baby clematises that have just been planted. If they ever look remotely like that, I will be insanely happy.

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  5. wowee Wisely..who says you can't grow clematis in SoCal ?

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