June Bloom Day
Various kinds of Clarkia have bloomed to say farewell-to-spring. Which is how it works. Farewell-to-spring is the common name for Clarkia (was Godetia).
I have some red in the garden right now too. All three Delphinium cardinale have begun to flower. But maybe they'll be in full bloom next month.
And I have a lot of red from one Keckiella cordifolia. (I have three, but only one is showing.)
Easy to grow from seed, which is what I did. This plant flowers at the end of long, arching stems which put the flowers far away from the rest of the plant.
California native Mimulus aurantiacus is tremendously florific from spring through fall.
The yellow-flowering Madia elegans is starting to flower too. Seems kind of early, but I'm always happy to see it.
I would like to have more of this next year.
(If you do Google Images searches on various western wildflowers, you will sometimes find pictures from my blog(s). If you Google Metzelia, also a western wildflower, you will find it growing in Holland, in Yolanda Elizabet's garden.)
At first, I wasn't planning to include this buckwheat, Eriogonum latifolium, but what the heck.
The flowers change colors as they age--might as well start here as a reference point.
I think the pictures above captures the bloom-related experience of visiting my garden today--today, the day before Official Bloom Day as set forth by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Bloom Day falls on Father's Day this year. I have to post early this month since I will be out doing things with my dad tomorrow, and too busy to blog.
I still have lots of other flowers in the garden right now...
Not shown: Abutilons, Cobaea scandens, Ixia, Linanthus, Tagetes, misc. garden salvias, thyme.
Thanks for coming by. Happy June Bloom Day!