After The Big Rose Show

 After the big rose show of April, the Hemerocallis and Clematis take over while the roses prepare for their second act.  
Clematis 'Jackmanii':
Clematis 'Jackmanii' photo 5-6-6641_zps65e34441.jpg
The roses that are a little late--or early--continue, just not in a massive show.
'Pure Poetry':
Rosa 'Pure Poetry' photo 5-6-6615_zpsa4d9e135.jpg
Rosa 'Wildeve' photo 5-6-6606_zps744c260f.jpg  
Galvezia speciosa (Gambelia speciosa) is now well established and blooming.  A native California plant classified as rare, threatened, or endangered. I'm going to move it off the slope and into the area I'm reworking that I now call the "dry garden".  I've already moved a piece of it successfully.  It's an incredibly tough plant, that has established itself on a total of 11 inches of rain spread over two years with  no supplemental irrigation.  And the foliage stays green!  Amazing.   
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Can't remember the name of this one.  Gold something.
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'Elisabeth Salter':
Hemerocallis 'Elisabeth Salter' photo 5-6-6531_zps9256f4f0.jpg  
Lovely peach color has 'Elisabeth'
Hemerocallis 'Elisabeth Salter' photo 5-6-6515_zps3f79d75e.jpg
As does nearby 'Evelyn'.  Many of 'Evelyn's flowers survived last week's nasty heat spell.
Rosa 'Evelyn' photo evelyn6464_zps721a9ff4.jpg
I've placed several clumps of 'Daring Dilemma' throughout the garden because it blooms so frequently.  However I'm a bit weary of it.  Since there are almost always flowers, I never get a chance to miss it.
Hemerocallis 'Daring Dilemma' photo 5-6-6525_zpsb9e56534.jpg
A couple more unknowns:
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Finally managed to get a decent pic of the Dianella flowers.  They are so dainty.
Dianella photo 5-6-6499_zpseae8f468.jpg
 Okay, I'm fairly sure this is 'Niobe':
Clematis 'Niobe' photo 5-6-6502_zps7b005752.jpg    
I may miss the delicacy of how this 'Perle d'Azur' is lacing through the wrought iron--eventually it will cover it and be a spectacular sea of blue, but this fragile curtain is almost more entrancing.
Clematis 'Perle d'Azur' photo 5-6-6635_zps9a0144d4.jpg
The Leaning Tower Of  'Wisley'.  The wind knocked it over.  I put a rock in an old gym sock and attached it to the tower with a bungee cord and hung the sock over the wall to hold the tower up.  Maybe I should have gotten a picture of that too.
Leaning Tower of 'Wisley' photo 5-6-6598_zps10cb8223.jpg    
 The Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum' are in their prime.
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Sweet 'Janice Brown'.  
Hemerocallis 'Janet Brown' photo 5-6-6487_zps6268b7ca.jpg
Thanks for stopping by.  Mind the daisies when you shut the gate.
Shasta Daisy photo 5-6-6643_zps5fd1cbc5.jpg     


  1. You always have so much in flower, great to see.

  2. You have already so many Hemerocallis plants in bloom, so beautiful!

  3. I'm glad to see that you have so many flowers going strong after that miserable wind and heat last week. Based on your testimonial, maybe I need to get myself some Galvezia even though I'm not overly fond of red flowers,

    1. Yes I was surprised at how little damage. Today I see the Crape Myrtles are a bit stripped on the windward side, but it isn't bad. I did water a lot. The water bill will be--ouch!

      I am impressed by the Galvezia performance on little water, but the flowers are not super showy--little red dots in the distance. I'm more into gaudy. The hummingbirds however love it.

  4. Oh, that is a pretty Hemerocallis, the first photo, do you know its name? And the 'Daring Dilemma' is lovely too!
    I have Wildeve too, it has been slow to take off, after 2 years it is still very small, I hope in its third year it will put on some healthy growth, the branches are so thin and spindly, I have to stake each single one. Are you sure your photo is of Wildeve? My flowers are distinctly quartered…
    Loved the tour of your garden today, the flowers you have right now are some of my favourites :-)

    1. The first Hemerocallis is 'Indian Giver'.

      'Wildeve' developed that flower through five days of 100F (38 c) temperatures. so you can understand why it is not at its best.

      Thanks! Glad you liked them.

  5. Your photos are enough to make me fall in love with even plants I've never favored.


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