2/17/2007

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day

I'm a couple days late, but it's a brilliant idea and this is the first I've heard about it. Clearly, I should read Carol every day.

What have I got?

Some of the usual suspects for this time of year.

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Nearby...an ipheion (sp?) just flowered.

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Not a day goes by without (at least) dozens of Abutilon flowers. Abuliton? I'm always screwing that up.

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Same thing with the trailing lantana and cuphea.

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Erica (heath) blooms for several months starting now.

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The sedum flowers come and go all year.

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Does something count if it's only in bud? Because I've got Cotyledon macrantha (Pig's Ear) and Hardenbergia violacea 'Happy Wanderer' coming on board.

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Then there are a number of things that will be much more florific in another month or two: Tiarella, Cotula, sad-looking Crocosmia.

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But most of my garden is very young. Come back in a few years for the major flowering. As it is, I'm lucky to a have a one or two flowers on most of my plants.

Ribes sanguineum 'Inverness White'

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Arctostaphylos bakeri 'Louis Edmunds'

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Arctostaphylos pajaroensis (Pajaro Manzinita)

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Vaccinium ovatum (Evergreen Huckleberry, Box Blueberry)

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Asarum caudatum. This flower is hidden under the foliage, close to the ground. It might not count for our purposes. Regardless, it's a cool-looking flower and I'm sorry this picture's blurry. I'll try to get a better one later.

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7 comments:

Carol said...

You have a bunch of flowers! I especially like those little sedums. Cute. The sedum that flowers in my garden is a non-descript white flower. And right now, I am sick of white. We got more snow today.

Thank you for participating in bloom day, we'll all have much more to show March 15th!

chuck b. said...

Thanks for coming by, and thanks for the great idea! I'm sorry for your snow weariness... of course, it will pass. :)

Annie in Austin said...

Everyone should read Carol every day, I agree.

Good grief, ChuckB - you have so many things blooming at once! Last week's big cold blast may have knocked off what was left of my cupheas and lantanas, so I'm really enjoying the sight of yours in flower. And it looks like your citrus tree is loaded with fruit.

Mine is also a young garden, but with luck most of the small plants in both of our gardens will get established and bloom like crazy in a couple of years. Maybe we should think of our present plants as the 'thumbnails' with the full-size photos still in the works.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

chuck b. said...

January, February is prime lemon harvesting time here in northern California. My little shrub is actually pretty pathetic. Which is one reason why I bought a new one. I've transplanted the old one so many times...I think he's probably a basket case. The lemon tree is a requisite element of any California garden. So I gotta have one.

It's nice to have the blog be a place where I can document the garden's evolution. I wished I started blogging when I started gardening, but the idea didn't even occur to me. Sigh.

your seattle fan said...

I saw my first daffodils of the year today, on some grubby street corner in Seattle's International District. Hurray, spring!

lisa said...

I'm soooo jealous of the cool stuff you can grow! I especially like your ice plant. I have one that's wintered over for me for several years, but it's not too happy about the situation! I'm lucky to get one lousey bloom in the summer!

Fin De Fichier said...

Nice pictures, I'd so love to garden on the west coast, but I'm an east coast boy. BTW that's not a Crocosmia, it's a Chasmanthe.