Bloom Day June 2016
Anigozanthos 'Velvet Gold' above. Not my garden, but jeezz-loo-eezz, how can I resist posting it? The gorgeous yellow, the rust-red stems, the green interior, the fuzz...since Bloom Day is a Wednesday, we'll call the above a Wednesday Vignette.
Salvia 'Blue Hill' goes on blooming, and will until Halloween.
Another flush of flowers from the Leucospermum--okay, just three flowers, but they're still awesome. The lighter green foliage is all new growth. I'm going to have to move the 'Ivory Curls' Agave before it is engulfed.
Dudleya has benefited from the extended May-Grey June-Gloom and burst forth with frosty yellow-green flowers. Unexpected from--honestly--an ugly plant.
I've read if drainage is sharp, Dudleya will take summer water and look better. I'm going to try it this year. This plant, scruffy now, looks even worse in August.
Big cluster of flowers from Echeveria 'Misty Violet'
Dwarf Hydrangea snuggling up with Fuchsias and Begonias. The red-foliaged 'Queen Victoria' Lobelia in front has flower buds. A splash of water has become a daily ritual. I want to see the flowers!
I've tried several times for a photo to get Cistanthe flowers to drape gracefully over neighbor Agave parryi truncata; this year it finally happened on its own. An unexpected kind of pink and blue.
Dahlia 'Arabian Nights' is having its best year ever. I know not why.
A little drizzle coated it with sparkle.
Hemerocallis 'Gold District'. It doesn't repeat bloom, but it puts on a glowing show for that one moment in June.
The combo of orange Salvia with Agastache 'Blue Fortune' works for me.
Another orange/lavender blue combo, Big box cheapo Dahlia and a blur of Geranium 'Rozanne' behind it.
Ethereal old day lily, the pinkest.
Pink and blue again, the Cistanthe with a background of Agave marmorata this time.
A fair bloom day to you all.