I've had Bloom Days on the blog several times in the last few weeks. Here are some pictures of what it looked like this morning before the sun fully came in to the garden.
This is a different California poppy, Stylomecon heterophylla. It's sometimes called wind poppy. Wouldn't you rather say the word Stylomecon? Sty-low-mi-con. Fun word.
All the cineraria (Annie's calls it Senecio stellata) seems to be coming out this color this year. Too bad! I was hoping to see some more of the blues I had last year. These are the same plants, but all the flowers have changed to this color.
Phacelia tanacetifolia deserves a better picture than this. I'm sure there will be more to come... This flower is on a plant nearly three feet tall and wide. Even as a seedling, I could tell this one would be vigorous. But only my very amended soil (for growing vegetables) can account for these enormous proportions.
The Clematis 'General Sikorski' opened fully after being partly open for a whole week. The flower is much more impressive in the full sun of mid-day. Lanuginosa Group, whatever that means. (Please do not explain.) Alas, no fragrance.
Erysimum concinnum on the other hand--very fragrant. I've had this Point Reyes native in my garden every year for the past three years, and every year it skulks around the garden like a surly teenager about to completely collapse under the burden of living here. Sigh.
Unfortunately, that's all I have time for this morning. If you want more, surf back a week or two or click into the Flickr.
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