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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day June 2013

 
Some of what's blooming in my garden this bloom day.
 
Eccremocarpus scaber
 
 
Leucanthemum superbum A.K.A. Shasta Daisy


Clematis ‘Evijohill’ Josephine

Phygelius or Cape Fuchsia

 Romneya coulteri / Matilija Poppy
 
Cytisus battandieri / Pineapple Broom.  The flowers smell a little bit like pineapple.


Arisaema

Begonia boliviensis.  Yes, a pink one! 

Believe it or not, these double primroses are still blooming  four months later!

Hardy Fuchsia

Deutzia

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'White Giant' - White Giant Calla

Alstroemeria

Eryngium 'Big Blue'

Kolkwitzia

They're baaaack!   Abutilon megapotamicum have been blooming for weeks now!

Another abutilon that made it through the winter.

Delphinium

Sarracenia bloom.  It's nice that this flower has some modesty and tries to cover up it's reproductive organs!

Pacific Coast Iris 'Patrick's Copper'

This may not count because I only brought it home a week or so ago  but Jasminum polyanthum's fragrance makes me smile every time I'm in the vicinity of this plant!


Zonal geranium (Pelargonum) with interesting and vibrant flowers.

Nasturtium 'Hermine Grashoff'


First flush of Brugmansia flowers. 

Senecio confusus

Salvia 'Blue Angel'


Penstemon 'Electric Blue'

 
Penstemon 'Margarita Bop'

 
No June bloom day would be complete without at least a couple of roses. ("O my luve's like a red, red rose that's newly sprung in June" and all.)

 
Garden Bloggers' bloom day is hosted on the fifteenth of each month by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.  Click on over there to see what's blooming across the planet!


31 comments:

  1. Just some of the blooms in your garden today? That's an impressive array of blooms and they all look gorgeous.

    Happy GBBD!

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    1. Thanks Shirley. Happy GBBD to you too!

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  2. Thank you for including the Cytisus battandieri/Pineapple Broom, still wish I had a spot for one of those! How big is your Abutilon megapotamicum?

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    1. I think of your visit whenever the Pineapple Broom blooms. Abutlon megapotamicum are about 4 -5 feet tall. Both of them are in pots that are elevated to about eye level so the abutilons hang down overhead. If you want them to be shorter, they take pruning really well.

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  3. I can't believe you still have Pacific Coast Iris blooming! It's gorgeous, do you know which variety it is?

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    1. It surprised me too. The variety is 'Patrick's Copper' & it's still in it's pot from the Cistus visit on the same day as the spring PDX garden bloggers' meet up and plant swap.

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  4. Gorgeous flowers! I just have to get back in your garden for a look. I hope some day my Brugs will bloom like that.

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    1. Thanks, your brugs will bloom like that I'm sure!

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  5. Be still, my Heart! No wonder Alison wanted to move to the PNW.

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    1. It's a pretty special place to garden. Cold enough to grow tulips, daffodils, lilacs, Japanese maples, etc. but warm enough that we can grow a lot of warm climate things. It seldom gets really hot here so melons don't love it and we have to be careful about our tomato choices. Some years don't get warm enough to grow a really great large tomato. Pretty much plant paradise.

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  6. You have quite the assortment if this is only "some' of the plants in your garden. I have never seen a nasturtium like the one you show. Your overwintered abutilons are gorgeous: I ended up with a boring thing which has annoyed me by surviving winter now for two years. A. megapotamicum for me when it finally kicks the bucket (maybe with assistance?) Happy Bloom Day!

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    1. I just got that nasturtium at Katy's Corner on Vashon Island. The interweb says that it's an old variety that was very popular during the Victorian era but then fell out of favor. I'm hoping that means that it will come true from seed.

      If you don't like your abutilon, it may be time for an assisted suicide or you could pot it up and take it to the next plant exchange.

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  7. Gorgeous photos as always! And that abutilon is to die for! I have a thing for dainty, dangly flowers. Happy to tell you that the honey suckle you gave me is in bloom! Beautiful and wonderfully fragrant - just like you said! Thanks again! :)

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    1. Thanks for the kind words! I'm glad that you're enjoying the honeysuckle! I think that it came from Alison. Our plants were all together because we drove down together.

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  8. You have loads of beautiful blooms, love the architectural ones like the Areseama and calla, the unusual clematis and the beautiful roses. Indeed , every bloom in the post is special!

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    1. Thanks. I'm very lucky to have so many things in bloom right now! The garden has been mostly neglected this year so far but thank goodness it's been quite forgiving.

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  9. Wonderful to see so many great plants in one garden! Happy BD.

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    1. It's a floriferous time of year. Happy BD to you too!

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  10. Peter, you have an impressive selection there! And what a way to start a bloom post with the wonderful Eccremocarpus!

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    1. Much to the delight of the humming birds, the Eccremocarpus made it through our mild winter and started blooming a month ago. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

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  11. Fantastic plants, and such a lot are at their absolute peak. Love the elegant flower of the Hardy Fuschia, the blue of that Delphinium ...

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    1. I wish I could take credit for them. I've badly neglected the garden this year so far but somehow it's producing all kinds of beautiful flowers.

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  12. I generally don't like double flowers, but something about that Clematis is mesmerizing. Also love your Matilija Poppy and Penstemon. Happy GBBD!

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  13. Peter, Clematis ‘Evijohill’ is awesome, Great!
    I love Eryngium 'Big Blue', I have the same one is funny.
    Your garden is blooming in this day, congrats!

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    1. I'm glad that you have Eryngium 'Big Blue' too. I will now think of you every time I look at it!

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  14. Your flowers are gorgeous, they seem to cover the color spectrum and then some. I'm trying hard to grow Eryngiums from seed, so far the little E. leavenworthii's don't even have any prickles.:-( Love that fantastic metallic blue. Sumptuous frilly peach roses too, my favorite rose color. You grow so many things that need pots, I have a very short list of plants I can keep alive in pots, pretty much excluding everything with thin leaves or that needs regular water. I looked up the Senecio confuses, it said it was a 10' vine. You must have a greenhouse to overwinter plants?

    Funny that you mention the modesty of the Sarracenia, so many of the other flowers are rather brazen.

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    1. I have a small glass room on the back of our house that houses some plants for the winter, others go dormant in the dark cool basement and some become houseplants in an upstairs room. The Seneico confusus is new to me but there was a plant nerd shopping at the nursery when I picked it up and he raved about how wonderful it was in a hanging basket and how it made it through the winter for him in an unheated room, blah, blah, blah so I had to get it.

      I wish that I grew more things from seed but I tend to neglect things at critical points in their development so mostly I direct seed into the garden.

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  15. Senecio confusus... don't you hate that automatic word correction.

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