Most of the Narcissuses are quite done, but this little guy in a container on the roof always starts and finishes later than everyone else. He also has the sweetest fragrance. Maybe he's a she.
I'm really loving Tritonia crocata. Next year, it's going in the garden.
Down in the garden, Ceanothus 'Frosty Blue'
Stylomecon heterophylla, Arctotis
The unnamed, spurless purple columbine rocks my world.
So too do these Triteleias with extra-large inflorescences.
I bought five of these California natives selected by Telos. The flowers are just about done for the year. I'll try collecting some seed, but I don't know if the selection will breed true.
It's more of a take-what-you-can-get thing with the passionless passionvine which never has more than 2 or three flowers at any time. Sigh.
The Cuphea has passion to spare; it always has flowers.
A complaint about this plant, and why not, would be its rather brittle stems that break too easily. Maybe that's a feature and not a bug, but I try to keep a safe distance.
Camassia. This is a good bulb.
I have five or six of them and they all came back bigger and better this year, although I feel certain that I bought a pink one last year, and there has been no sign of it.
Freesia is another one that I can't get enough of. Except for the red and yellow flowering form which I yanked and composted immediately. Freesias are just about done.
I don't have anything like the wildflower show I had last year. I'm not sure where I went wrong, but I'm not going to dwell on it either. Gilia tricolor.
Armeria, Tiarella; fillers, blooming here and there.
Arctotis, Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii), fava beans, Fremontodendron; blooming well, blogged about in the recent past.
Platystemon californicus, Eschscholzia californica, Eschscholzia caespitosa; poppies, blooming well. More on them later.
Iris douglasiana, Fuchsia boliviana 'Alba', Salvia spathacea; just getting started.
Pelargonium; a recent addition. I used to loathe "geraniums" but I've gone 180 degrees in the other direction.
In bud: misc. roses, Philadelphus, Asphodeline lutea, Bartlettina sordida.
Cobaea scandens; recently cut back, brutally; just a few flowers.
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