I have a hodgepodge of a container garden on the roof that I've been trying to unify and make more designer-y. For now though, it remains a hodgepodge. A tarweed (Madia elegans) volunteered in the pomegranate pot and I've allowed it to remain. Because love me some tarweed.
While Madia's off to the side,
Calandrinia grandiflora is the main thing i see up here. Here are the flowers.
I started a bunch of the black-leafed 'Bishop's Children' dahlias from seed last year. The first one to bloom is a boring red-orange with yellow center. I'm hoping some of them will have purple or yellow flowers, or more interesting kinds of red.
On the way downstairs, we pass Calycanthus occidentalis, whose flowers smell like wine and whose leaves smell spicy, hence the common name spicebush.
There is random foxglove in the garden
roses and clematis
Very much fuchsia
Tons of Triteleia. (Srsly, there is a lot of this right now.)
Often near Triteleia is this pink firecracker (Dichelostemma) hybrid whose parentage I can never remember.
Abundant, tall Verbena bonariensis
Usually avec fuzzy bees
Passifloras, souvent with hummingbirds but not right now
I have two leeks flowering
A lanky, rangy Cedronella canariensis whose flowers I admit are not terribly photogenic
Campanula divisions stuffed in pots years ago are blooming all over the place.
Little Brachycome and Gilias, similarly stuffed in pots
The Cineraria's just about done. This stuff blooms for about 5 months.
And I'm going to stop there, although I could show you more (it is dinner time for me). However, you don't have to stop here. You can go to May Dreams and find flowers to look at all night long.