The jungle is a bit more jumbled than usual this year as I've not been spending much time in my garden and when I've been there, strange time eating projects have taken precedence. Despite my neglect, there's still a lot blooming this month.
The Fuchsias are starting their show early this year due to our mild winter and very warm spring. Here are a few of them:
Just in from the Sorticulture event last weekend is Fuchsia 'Debrons Black Cherry'
F. 'Essex Belle'
Fuchsia magellanica gracilis 'Aurea' has golden foliage with more light than it's currently getting.
Romneya coulteri is back and continues it's quest for world conquest.
Salvia 'Hot Lips"
Some of the roses
Dianthus caryophyllus 'Chomley Farran'
Cotinus coggygria 'Pink Champagne'
Perennial sweet peas are pretty but have no fragrance. Rats!
Some other weeds whose bright color earns them a place in my garden. They just need some bright orange California Poppies growing with them to create a proper scandal.
Much to my surprise, it also decided it liked growing in a large pot near the back porch where it fould a place to climb. I'd like to feel all puffed up and superior about this success but know from experience that these may very well be gone next year or suddenly die before this season is over.
Of course there are some begonias!
Potted hydrangeas really don't like to get dry! Here the blooms of Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bavaria' are letting me know about it!
Hosta 'Sum and Substance' is the first to bloom this year.
Can you see the one flower left on Cardiocrinum giganteum? I've been watching and thinking that it would be in perfect form for GBBD. However, today's wind and rain storm decided it was time to clean up those silly blooms. Ignore the dead bamboo in the background.
Kalmia something or other.
New Guniea impatiens.
Sweet double flowered impatiens.
Abutilon megapotamicum 'Red'
Abutilon 'Victor Reiter'
Phygelius capensis and Eryngium
A native lily
Sorry about the bad picture. Zantedeschia aethiopica
Genista aetnensis blooming for the first time.
Daphne 'Eternal Fragrance' (I think)
Digitalis purpurea volunteer (weed.)
This year's first lilies. This pot of them never made it from the ghetto by the greenhouse to a spot clower to the back door where we'd see and appreciate them every day. Oh well.
Mitraria coccinea driving the hummingbirds to distraction!
What's blooming in your garden this bloom day? I'll be visiting lots of other blogs to find out! Happy GBBD everyone!