Sunday Pretty

 A bunch of flowers for a Sunday morning.

Aloe pseudorubroviolacaea has put up two candelabras with about fifteen stems each.  It is quite impressive.
 Agave ovatifolia with Leucospermum 'Yellow Bird'
 Yellow Hummannia fumariifolia poppies with Calylophus 'Southern Belle',  Abelia 'Kalaidescope', and brick red rose 'Cinco de Mayo'.  Parts of this spring's sudden invasion of yellow.
 The glowing foliage of Leucadendron 'Cloudbank Ginny'.  Yellow there, too.
 Craspedia globosa.  Yes, more yellow.

 Hymnolepis crithmoides against a background of Grevillea 'Superb'. 
 Sweet Pea 'Windsor Marron'
 The sweet pea set off against rose 'Radiant Perfume'. 
 'Old Port'.  Whew!  No yellow there.
 A tower of clay pots topped with a dolls head in a blur of Salvia. 
 'Windermere'
 Eucalyptus 'Moon Lagoon''s new foliage looks quite--that color--agreeing with the scattering of Hummannia flowers
I hope you have a pretty Sunday.

Comments

  1. Pretty indeed! That aloe is amazing! I really like the photo of the Agave with 'Yellow Bird', too. And the color echo of the sweet pea with the new leaves on 'Radiant Perfume.

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    1. That Aloe rotted upon arrival--re-rooted and replanted, it is now 5' across.

      Oh, didn't even take the time to note the foliage color. Good eye,Evan, better than mine!

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  2. Oh my gosh, the color of that Sweet Pea 'Windsor Marron' is out of this world! Seeing it makes me even more sad that my whole Sweet Pea crop failed this year. I think I just started sowing them too last and the heat got them.
    'Old Port' and 'Windermere' are stunningly beautiful roses in your garden. They have 'Windemere' at the San Diego rose garden in Balboa Park and their plants are just puny, you can only feel sorry for them. Maybe they have problems with the soil there...
    A tower of clay pots topped with a dolls head in a blur of Salvia? Are you discovering your taste for the whimsy and morbid ; - )?
    Wishing you a lovely Sunday as well!
    Warm regards,
    Christina

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    1. Yes, I have found you have to sow the sweet pea seeds in early fall--even if all they do is sit there small most of the fall and winter, they actually need to sit there small most of the fall and winter in order to bloom profusely in late winter/early spring.

      'Windermere' is a big plant here.

      The doll head is an homage of a whimsical sort to the Portland Fling, where so many gardens had ceramic baby-doll heads made I think by a local ceramic artist. Pure whimsy. Found the doll's head in the street on a dog walk.

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  3. Oh! So pretty. Yellow is such a spring color. Your iteration of it is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Yellow-flowered plants seem so happy this Spring, I am "going with the flow". Maybe next year a different color will dominate.

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  4. I like the echo between the red in the foliage of Leucadendron '' and the 'Cinco de Mayo' rose. Are they in the same visual field?

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    1. Sort of... There's a red flowered 'Home Run' rose next to one of the red-foliaged Leucadendrons, though. The Coprosmas with the red foliage might be interesting nearby, too.

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  5. Your roses are enviably pristine! Mine wither as soon as they open. The wind here has been awful, with gusts exceeding 30 mph some nights. I've yet to settle on a spot for my new Leucospermum 'High Gold' but I did learn that it's the offspring of 'Yellow Bird' - I hope it does as well as yours.

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    1. We had one bad night of wind, overnight Friday into Saturday, which did some damage, but not as bad as usual. Just a whole bunch of stuff to sweep up.

      Sorry to hear you have had so much wind--it's like our version of frost--does some damage!

      'High Gold' I read is a more vertical-growing version of 'Yellow Bird'. Leaves room for more plants! ;^)

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  6. You have some striking combinations; Aloe pseudorubroviolacaea is astonishing! ( I have been trying to say the name fast; no luck yet.) I like the doll head peeking out of the pot. It is the sort of quirky unexpected thing in a garden hat makes me smile. Thank you, and have a great week!

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    1. I love the name as much as the flowers on that one! Aloe ruboviolacaea is also a beauty, but I have not been able to buy that one yet.

      Thank you, glad you enjoyed the post, and have a beautiful week.

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  7. Hello Hoover Boo, what a breathtaking beauty's you have in your garden. They give me summerfeelings.
    Have a wonderful week ahead.
    Marijke

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    1. I have seen on your blog how very beautiful Summer is in your garden, so summer wishes to you! :)

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  8. What a showstopper that aloe is. Now I have to research again what the name means with or without the pseudo. Butterflies and birds are attracted to the color yellow, so you're doing them a service. My yellow leucospermum flwrs are much longer lasting than the orange, for what that's worth.

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    1. Red-Violet. The leaves supposedly turn that a bit under stress. I have not been able to stress mine much.

      Happy to hear I'm helping the local creatures!

      I like the yellow Leucos better than the orange--they show up better for some reason.

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  9. Your garden is SO PERFECT right now. I love how all your hard work in previous years is coming to fruition.

    How come I still don't have an Aloe pseudorubroviolacaea? I have to remedy that.

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    1. I think it was the rain and pure dumb luck more than my work, but thanks!

      I wonder why I don't have the non-pseudo one. I need to remedy that.

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  10. Liberace is envious of your candelabras and so am I. Gorgeous. And the Agave ovatifolia with Leucospermum 'Yellow Bird' combination is to die for!

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  11. Hello, haven't been here for a while, soooo much to do both indoors and in the garden. Absolutely love your exotic looking aloe, and your Leucospermum has incredible flowers, I have always wanted one but haven't taken the plunge yet. It is almost rose time over here, have waited a long time with the unusually cold April we have had, but now they have finally started flowering.
    Have a great week!

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    1. I've been working like crazy in the garden myself (probably not as much as you have been, though) and have been slacking on blogging and on the reading of them. So much to do this spring. Enjoy the roses! They are so magnificent in your climate.

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  12. Beautiful vignettes! Most surprised with the doll's head, a little whimsy there :)

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    1. A very little whimsy, but I'm trying!

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  13. No point in fighting back against yellow in the spring. For us, it is the closest thing to sunshine we can hope to see. All those severed baby heads at the Fling struck me as slightly creepy...I like yours better (better yet that it was a found object).

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    1. Weren't you in the PNW supposed to get a sunny day? I hope it was a beauty. Be happy to trade for rain anytime!

      I thought those baby heads were a kind of black humor thing. Never got the story there.

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