Bloom Day July 2018
Hot weather is reducing flowering and damaging what flowers do appear, but there are still many to enjoy this July.
Dahlia 'Color Spectacle'
Rose 'Comtesse de Provence'
Rose 'Drop Dead Red', Daylilys, and Lagerstroemia 'Ebony Fire'
California native Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosum. As the flowers age, they turn pink, then dry to brown.
Aeonium nobile. Impressive!Hummannia fumarifolia
Zinnias! I grew some from seed--does that mean I'm a real gardener now?
Though past their late spring peak, there are still lots of Daylilys.
The Garvinea Gerberas are doing very well--exceeding expectations.
'Sweet Surprise' is aptly named:
Annie's Annuals had high praise for Abutilon 'Victor Reiter', and I see why. More than a dozen flowers and buds on a 12 inch plant that arrived here a few weeks ago as a four inch plant.
The Erica verticillata I bought as an experiment has grown and flowered for the first time. It's still a small plant, maybe 18"x18" (45cm x 45cm), but it...hasn't died.
An intricate detective story on E. verticillata here. It is a fascinating story of how plants are collected, passed along, forgotten, re-named, re-re-named, rediscovered, lost, forced into extinction by human activity (in the case of this Erica, people picking the flowers), but manage to survive due to people who love plants. Here's to--us!
Happy Bloom Day! Garden bloggers celebrate the 15th of each month by surveying what is blooming in their garden.