Just A Bunch Of Flowers

 Just a bunch of flowers.  Hey, it's spring and this is a garden blog--what you expect?

 'The Ambridge Rose':
 'Climbing Iceberg', with 'Easy Does It' at bottom left:
 'Moondance':
 Leucospermum 'Yellow Bird' with Agave titanota:
 Aloe megalacatha, Aloe 'Blue Elf' and Aloe greatheadii with Yucca 'Bright Star' and some other stuff:
What I like about the next photo is the touch of blue Senecio at the base of the Agave.  The touch of blue makes it for me.    
 Rhodanthemum 'Casablanca'
Hymenolepas crithmoides is a South African shrub that tolerates both extreme summer dryness and extreme winter sogginess.  I have a heck of a time remembering the name.  Pronunciation:  accent on the "lep".  These are the first, not-quite-open flowers of a seedling given to me in 2016.  The flowers are said to have a strong honey scent. 
 'Pink Gruss an Aachen':
  'Honey Perfume'.  There's another nearly identical rose called 'Honey Bouquet'.  'Honey Bouquet' is the fragrant one.  Go figure.

Bokeh provided by Saliva 'Amistad' 
 'Brass Band':

Comments

  1. Purty posies! Your garden and pictures are always an inspiration.

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    1. Thank you. Your garden and your positive attitude to life are an inspiration!

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  2. All stunning! Love, love your climbing rose/window shot - perfection. I can't wait to see mine this year.

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    1. Thank you, Phillip. I hope you will be posting some rose photos to your blog--they are always wonderful.

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  3. So wonderful! I just published a Bloom Day extra myself but I only have a single rose to show. I've got to find myself a 'Yellow Bird'...

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    1. Just was at Village (shhh! don't tell anyone) and they had several 'Yellow Bird'. It was at the other location, but your closer location could have them sent over, if your location is out.

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  4. If that straw-colored blooming aloe in the touch-of-blue senecio photos is greatheadii, then it's now on my list. If not, what is it? And just look what the rain has wrought!

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    1. Oh, that's megalacantha, and I have a gazillion offsets--LMK where we can meet up (Rogers? Village?) and I'll bring you some. It repeats if you water it.

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    2. Every image of Salvia 'Amistad' sends a jolt through me, in focus or not. So much so that I think I've got to have some here despite lack of hardiness. Maybe I can persuade a friend with greenhouse to grow cuttings...

      There are fat Dutch hyacinths in peak bloom today that are that same deep color; aaaaaaah. An impulse purchase at the farmers' co-op last fall, they were supposed to coincide with some pale yellow 'City of Haarlem' hyacinths nearby, but those won't open for another week. Maybe next year they'll synchronize.

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    3. Yes, that intensely saturated 'Amistad' purple makes my heart sing! I want a plant of that everywhere I look.

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    4. Spoke too soon! Mid-eighties temps only a few days into spring have moved things along briskly, so now 'City of Haarlem ' is echoing the 'Color Guard' yucca and complementing their Amistad-purple comrades. That pale yellow-deep purple combination can be carried on in almost every bloom period if a gardener is determined about it. As I guess I am, since the Yucca is always around needed something to speak to.

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    5. Pale yellow, deep purple--sounds good! Would like to see a photo of your Haarlem-Guard-Amistad vignette!

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  5. The touch of blue senecio shot is lovely but the one above it, with the glorious tapestry on the bank, is just sublime.

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    1. Tough as they can be to work on, banks are good!

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