It's still April 15 in California! I made it!
I'm sorry some of these pictures are blurry. Sooo much on my plate today, but I ran into the garden for five minutes and snapped some pictures to honor the day.
If we go out the back door and down the stairs, the first thing we see is Bartlettina sordida, a giant shrub from the Asteraceae, native to the cloud forests of Mexico. The vanilla-scented flowers are just beginning to open.
Small drift of tiarella, and you can see some red Heuchera in there too.
Some bromeliads are flowering now...
Cineraria buds peeking through the tall flowering spikes of Tellima grandiflora...
Hundreds of little geranium flowers on the biennial Geranium maderense. Plant it in full sun and every bud will open at the same time.
Ceanothus 'Frosty Blue'. I got this 50% off at my local nursery last year. I have two bees working this plant from dawn to dusk.
The yellow flowering shrub is Fremontodendron 'San Gabriel', and you can see some Cerinthe major flowering beneath it.
Blurry picture of California native Mimulus pictus. I grew these from seed.
Just one flowering spike right now on my small Trichostema lanatum, one of California's absolute best native plants.
Unknown cultivar of native Mimulus aurantiacus, propagated from a cutting.
Lots of tomato flowers, but no tomatoes so far.
Nemesia strumosa. A filler plant.
I still have some daffodils in the bamboo.
I always have abutilon in flower.
Sunflower and wallflower.
Just one tiny little flower on the climbing hydrangea.
Up on the deck outside the bedroom window, Salvia 'Hot Lips' brings a hummingbird by every morning.
Are these called jonquils? I have them everywhere. And you can see a sweet pea flower there too!
Random pelargonium. I have a few of these actually. They hardly count.
Scarlet flax; this, with California poppy is one of my favorite summertime flower combinations. I sowed them together in several pots.
Link to last month's Garden Blogger Bloom Day.