The late spring rains we had at the beginning of the month knocked Carpenteria out of shape. Kind of a bummer because it doesn't bloom all that long anyway.
Continuing with natives that are wrapping up the season...
A few irises left, blooming in the deep parts of the meadow.
Gilia tricolor regularly has a long season in my garden.
The Fremontodendron may flower all year long when it matures. Right now, just spring flowers.
California poppies (Eschscholzia californica)
Small picutres of small flowers. Clockwise from upper left, Allium unifolium, Dichelostemma ida-maia, Satureja douglasii, Camassia sp.
I'm happy that Calycanthus occidentalis bloomed this year. Last year it did not, presumably because I pruned it too hard. Or something.
That's all for the natives. San Francisco's cool, foggy summers and frost-free winters let us grow plants from the tropical mountain forests of Central and South America without any extra care. Bartlettina sordida, Fuchsia boliviana alba (twice), Tibouchina urvilleana.
Then there's a bunch of stuff from all over, mostly Mediterranean climates, that people grow all over the Bay Area.
Not shown: Arctotis, Cerinthe major, Cobaea scandens, Salvia spathacea, Sisyrinchium bellum, other garden salvias, other Senecios.
For more blooms from all over, visit May Dreams Gardens.