We start on the roof where I have some agastache. Note: the rusty pipes belong to my neighbor. But you knew that, right?
You can see some Calandrinia spectabilis in that picture too. This is the third summer on the roof for the orange agastache, and the second year for the purple one below. I have three or four more purple seedlings in 4" pots down in the garden . I should bring those up soon.
I told you about the dahlias last time...
And I cannot remember the unusual name of these Australian asters right now. I put them here to boost pollinator activity for the squash. It seems to be working. Now we need some squash flowers!
Fuchsia boliviana 'Alba' is mostly fruit. When the 'Rubra' blooms its fruit will be dark red. The fruit are tasty and remind me of kiwi. Unforch, I don't think they contain much/any Vitamin C.
Salvia uliginosa hasn't flowered much this year. Flowering tends to be heaviest during the second part of the year, so I'm not worried. This is among my most favorite exotic plants.
And here is one of my favorite natives, Keckiella cordifolia. I think it would be flowering more heavily by now during a normal year, but with the long winter we had, many things seem delayed.
We didn't eat the first artichoke I picked, so I'm letting the second one bloom. I figure we'll have plenty of artichokes in due time.
'Cupani'. I mentioned this in my last blog post too.
California tarweed (Madia elegans). Am I the only one growing this? I hope not. Such a great annual! It does get messy looking by the end of the season, so it's not for everyone.
But I love it.
I do not know the origin of this nasturtium. That's fine; I like it. But I don't know where it came from. I planted some yellow nasturtium this year, but I have no memory of planting orange.
Nearby, the rampant, climbing, clinging, vining Cobaea scandens is attaining comical proportions. It represents the single largest piece of biomass in my garden--by a huge margin. The more I prune it, the more it seems to grow. And I prune it all the time. I add armfuls of it to the compost bin every week.
It's a plant for the young, for sure.
Some other things I don't feel like talking about:
fennel, Fuchsia 'Miep', Mimulus aurantiacus, Psoralea pinnata, Passiflora 'E-bay', Calamagrostis nutkatensis.
I'm happy that I have no other plans right now so I can pop over to May Dreams and spend the rest of the evening visiting other garden blogs. Is yours on the list?