Monday, June 15, 2009

GBBD June 2009

The big spring bloom had slowed down here in Davis as we move quickly towards summer. Many of the bloomers from May continue at a reduced level of bloom, such as the cranesbill. But shastas abound and the plumbago I am training up into the banksia arch have begun to pick up the slack.

I love the look of the onion seed heads...they remind me of all the lovely alliums in Chicago at Spring Fling and cause me to wonder where I could squeeze in a few ornamental alliums.
Zucchini and other summer veggies are beginning to won't be long before we get to enjoy their offerings!
The wisteria continues with it's sporadic summer bloom, here mixing with blooming star jasmine on the entrance arch to the side yard.
I love this Bat-Faced Cuphea that I first saw on Annie's blog The Transplantable Rose. That was one of those "I need one of those" moments since at the time one of the child care children was a bat fanatic.
Agapanthus Baby Pete is a new favorite of cute and well-behaved at the front of the border.
Salvia Mulberry Jam is a bit bigger every year and is beginning to be a nice size plant. Someone should work on a bit of pruning though to help her be less scraggly.
The bloom list as of today is as follows:
Solanum rantonnetii
Solanum jasminoides
Alstromeria regina
Cranesbill biokova
Scented geranium-rose
Scented geranium-lime
Scented geranium-citrosa
Geranium Rozanne
Lavendula pinnata buchii
Anisodontea Elegant Lady
A. Hibiscus Bits
A. Very Cranberry
Pink Pandorea
Star Jasmine
Wax begonias
Dwarf Carnation Evermore
Scabiosa Butterfly Blue
Felicia amelloides
Nepeta Walker's Low
Sweet Pea Shrub
Salvia Mulberry Jam
S.Dancing Dolls
S.May Night
S. Caradonna
S. Blue Hill
S. Indigo Spires Dwarf
S. greggii
S. Pink Freisland
Rosa Flower Girl
R. Berries and Cream
Spanish lavender
Yellow columbine
Bush Mallow
Abutilon Pink Parasol
A. unknown pink
Plumbago capensis
Hemerocalliis Prairie Blue Eyes
Hemerocallis Big Gold
Agapanthus Big Blue
Agapanthus Baby Pete
Glossy Abelia Edward Goucher
Shasta daisies
Hollyhock Chater’s Double
Hollyhock Niger
Echinacea double Delight
Lambs Ears
Bat Face Cuphea
Bletilla striata Alba

Check out other bloom lists by visiting our esteemed leader Carol, at May Dreams Gardens. See what's blooming today around the world!


Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I just love the blue of the Plumbago. It's going to look fantastic blooming with the yellow of the Rose.

Kathy said...

You have a lot in bloom. This is "slacked off" from before?

Carol Michel said...

I agree with Kathy, your slack is pretty darn "bloomy".

Thanks for joining in for bloom day!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Gail said...

Hi Leslie! I didn't know plumbago could be trained to grow up! It looks great~~That is an impressive list of blooming plants! gail

donna said...

Your zucchini bloom is very handsome. Not even one flower on my one and only tomato plant. The only word to describe Bat-Faced Cuphea is CUTE! I've never met a shasta that I didn't like and yours look so pretty.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

If that's slacked off, gee it's pretty darn good. I'm glad you had time to put together your beautiful bloom day post. Happy Bloom Day, my friend.~~Dee

growingagardenindavis said...

Hi MMD! Unfortunately that is a white Banksia and is done blooming for the year. That is why I'm training the plumbago, so there is a bit of color.
Kathy, Carol and Dee...I meant that the amount of bloom is less for each plant. We do have a lot of things that bloom a long time at a lesser least until the heat really kicks in!
Hi Gail! What I'm doing is winding it up into the banksia. Being evergreen it protects the plumbago in the winter when it often would lose a lot of leaves being semi-evergreen here. So far it's working pretty well!
Donna...I've always liked the shastas too...easy to grow and easy to spread around. The only problem is if it's a bad earwig year they eat the centers!

sweetbay said...

I really like the Climbing Plumago. It's lovely.

Cindy, MCOK said...

I love that Salvia, both the color and the name! I've never seen it here.

Annie in Austin said...

Hi Leslie - if I hadn't been babying along a clematis in my Ladybanks would have to copy that plumbago in the banksia - what a cool idea! will the plumbage die back much in winter?

Glad you like the cuphea, too. I first saw it in one of the Divas of the Dirt gardens and had immediate covetous thoughts.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

(word verification is "mindumb"...not sure if I should feel insulted)

EAL said...

I love the daisies! I would love to have a big yardfull of daisies. That wisteria and jasmine combo must smell heavenly.