Madia elegans, Tarweed. And the fruit of Lypersicum lypersicon 'Stupice'.
I have the madia everywhere, and you'll be seeing a lot of it here for the next few months.
It smells really wonderful... musky mint is how I'd put it. Wild smelling.
And it's just getting started.
I don't know if this is sweetpea, or food pea.
The vegetable garden is crammed right up next to the bamboo.
That's the Clematis I bought the other day. I want it to find its way into the bamboo. I have one in there already. The flowers are gone and you can't see the vine if you don't look for it. So next next spring, the bamboo will suddenly bear clematis flowers. Anyhow, this one has flowers to complement the pink brugmansia which is just overhead, now almost ready to bloom.
This year, you can sit under the Brugmansia, but next spring the absurdly large flower of this Echium will make that impossible. Oh well.
Okay, that picture didn't have any blooms in it.
Sitting here, I can turn left and zoom in on the yarrow, also almost ready to bloom.
And if I turn right, there are a few flowers on the pink crystals grass.
As a native plant enthusiast, the exotic ornamentals planted in my garden that give me the most angst are the exotic grasses. I don't have a lot of angst about the pink crystals tho'. This will be much more showy next month.
That's the chair I was just sitting in. This is Cotyledon orbiculatum v. longifolium, and Trichostema lanatum, Wooly Blue Curls.
I think I'm going to put this in the ground. It's probably not too late. Just for this summer.
I have another morning glory, 'Split Identity', that I'm growing up the Tibouchina.
The flowers are fragile and unstructured, so it functions as splash of color and that's it.
Two pictures of Salvia clevelandii 'Alan Chickering'.
I have decided to change this salvia out for the Winifred Gilman variety; Alan is too silver-gray for this spot, and Winifred has some nice purple-red.
I should have started this post with this picture, since this is the entry to the garden from the stairs down from the deck.
I would have thought the Stachys byzantina would have flowered by now, but what do I know. Now I hope it holds back from flowering while the potted gaura gets big and goes nuts, because I like the gaura flowers with the stachys leaves.
The mimulus flowers all summer long.
So does the yellow Cotula.
The Mandevilla laxa flowers smell nice, but I like my Madia even more.
The Abutilon is on the way up.
I think that giant iris wants much more water because it's all moldy. It's a pond iris lily flower thing; I don't know what it is--got it from a gardener at the Botanical Garden on my way out one day. "Hey, you want this?" she said. "You know I do!" That's about how it went.
I'll put in the future water trough with the Farfugium I bought last week.
I did some serious pruning two weeks ago, and I cut back this penstemon quite a bit. But here it's coming back.
Same thing with Alonsoa meridionalis.
This Erigeron glauca is thinking carefully about whether it wants to establish or not.
It will be nice if it does.
That wire grass in the background is Juncus patens, and it's covered with flowers.
Or maybe those are seeds by now. Who knows.
I haven't gotten very good pictures of the Salvia spathacea yet, but it's been flowering non stop since late April.
Here's one flower blossoming from the sticky, fragrant whorl.
At least, I think so.
This is a coast native that grows in sandy areas. Butterflies and bees appreciate having this around.
And there's the odd Cosmos bipinnatus scattered here and there.
Same with Sisyrinchium bellum. You have to look for this one; it's small and hidden.
Zantedeschia, and you can see some cineraria in there too.
This is an usually exhaustive tour of the garden. We end with a Calycanthus occidentalis bud.
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