All cards on the table – most of these photos are from this past week – not fresh from today. I was gone for a few days, and just got home. Still though, most are still looking good, so here goes:
You may recall this ‘Scarlet sprite’ Grevillea from this past winter, when it was putting out tons of blooms. This past week, it surprised me by putting out more blooms. Not many – just a couple – but still… They are welcome whenever they decide to share their beauty!
A red Salvia is sporadically blooming. The light isn’t the best on this side of the house, but I took a chance, and it’s humoring me. At least it’s blooming a little bit.
This Agastache is on the same side of the house as the Salvia in the previous photo. It’s a little floppy, but putting on quite the show despite of it. I’m grateful!
Eryngium venustum in front of a Myrtle, with Stachys ‘Bello Grigio’ glowing white on the left.
This Kniphofia was labeled ‘Mango popsicle’ but somehow I’m not sure that’s right. Wrong kind of yellow, but I still like it. 🙂
I have no recollection of having planted this Conca d’Or, but I guess I must have – it’s there, and I love it!
This little guy got in front of my lens.
It seems to me it got less purple with its second bloom, but perhaps I’m imagining it. Rosa ‘Twilight Zone’.
My fave combo of the garden right now is Oreganum ‘Kent’s beauty’ mixed in with ever-spreading Euphorbia ‘Fen’s Ruby’.
These past two days, Gina and I were privileged enough to visit 11 different nurseries on the Kitsap peninsula in WA (Tacoma area) for work. Well, of course neither of us could control ourselves, but brought some things home.
Here is our combined stash. She showed better restraint than I did – as usual – but the one thing we both pounced on was the white Veronicastrum. Do you have any idea how hard those are to find around here? Anyway, they are supposedly a key tall feature i a white garden. It will be interesting to see if I can give it enough light to stay upright…
The other lovelies in my stash included Seseli gummiferum (or Moon carrot), a Euphorbia ‘Glacier Blue’, a Salvia discolor, Oreganum ‘Amethyst Falls’…
and an Echinops (I have wanted one for years). This photo was from earlier today, but it’s not the one I bought – it is not blooming quite yet. But I liked the bee portrait, so I thought I’d include it.
I’ve always liked the black Scabiosas, so this mini-version (S. ‘Black Pompom’) came home with me.
And, finally, my Echinacea ‘Virgin’. This one is in full bloom. I’m totally in love with those green centers!
Happy Bloom day, All! Click over to Carol at May Dreams Gardens to see what’s abloom in the rest of the world. 🙂