For garden bloggers, it's that time of the month again.
What have I got?
It's the middle of the day, and pictures in full-sun (or rather, half-sun/half-shadow) are never the best, but I'm going out tonight, so it's now or never for whoreticulture.
Up on the roof, a couple plants in 'the hummingbird garden' outside my bedroom window are doing well.
I regret not taking a picture of the Lupinus albifrons (Silver Bush Lupine) sooner. It's nice now, but it was even better last week. It smells strongly of grape soda.
Also in the hummingbird garden: cuphea, angelonia, salvia, calibrocha. The cuphea is most popular with the hummers right now. Previously, it was an unknown pink-flowering cultivar of Salvia microphylla, but that plant doesn't have any flowers on it right now.
These callibrocha are recent arrivals, obviously.
The angelonia (white flowers) has too many flowers, and I don't like it.
What's that, you ask? Is that my neighbor's house in the background? Why, yes it is! I know how people go crazy for pictures of it (literally, in one person's case). Of course, I always answer the clamor of my readers!
Wood is literally falling off his house now, and landing in my yard. So far, no damage to my garden. How sad.
The Tecomaria capensis is resprouting. Should I spray Round-Up on it? Would that kill it? I've never used an herbicide before.
The wisteria is coming up really fast. Not as fast as the bamboo, but fast.
Now, if you don't mind, people: this post is about what's blooming in my garden...
I missed the boat on showing you this flower. It was quite amazing last month, but I think Guy was taking a nap when I took my Bloom Day pictures so I couldn't get up here then.
Now, down in to the garden...
The Scarlet Runner Bean is a flower-making machine.
And the Tibouchina is the bloomingest thing I have right now, although you can count the total number of flowers it has.
They look like this.
This is CA native cultivar Mimulus 'Trish'; I just bought and planted it yesterday.
There's some yarrow over here.
I re-did this area last weekend. I used to have a Ribes in that half-barrel, but it got too much sun when the neighbor whacked his yard, so I made the Ribes change places with Philadelphus lewisii which wasn't getting enough sun. This will be much better for both plants, and the garden as a whole. But not until next year.
I have a couple small pots of guara that I keep moving around, and flowers on the cucumber behind it.
This Lewisia was an impulse buy last week. I have no idea what to do with it.
Also blooming heavily but not pictured: Madia elegans, Calycanthus occidentalis, Brugmansia, Fremontodendron 'San Gabriel', Salvia spathacea, tomatoes, lemons, huckleberry, an orange flowering succulent I don't know, and Symphoricarpos. I'm astonished how much the hummingbirds like to visit the snowberry flowers!
With odd, stray blooms also not shown: a small clematis, some cineraria, a primrose, salal, abutilon (either recently pruned hard, or recently planted), Trichostema lanatum, Nolana paradoxa, and a very small version of trailing Rudbeckia growing in a hanging basket.
I hope I'm not forgetting something...
Link to Jul-07 Bloom Day.