A long day in the garden pruning roses--just a few quick shots for Bloom Day.
'Iceberg', you're next.
Aloe thraskii still looking fabulous. This year loaded with bees rather than the usual warblers or orioles picking off the flowers.
Aloe capitata, flowers still developing
Aloe marlothii, flower stem just appearing
The 3.3" of rain we got nearly two weeks ago (sigh) gave Grevillea 'Coastal Gem' a big boost.
More flowers from Echeveria 'Arlie Wright'. Amazing color on the stems
The last 'Altissimo' bloom of the season. I'm not overly fond of the plant, with it's coarse growth habit and somewhat sparse foliage, but those flowers dazzle me, even ragged and dusty.
A pruning bouquet of 'Golden Buddah', 'Altissimo', a few Gaillardias, and a few ragged stems of Abelia 'Kaleidoscope', with bare and cut back 'Altissimo' in the background.
First flower ever from Aloe cryptoflora, with a happy bee coming in for a landing.
Happy hurried Bloom Day to all!