I like to see long shots of the garden but there is a time and a place for close ups of flowers and today is the day. Bloom day.
It was hard to believe that the mock orange would flower this spring. After all it flowered twice last year. At its normal time in April and then again in late October. We had such a mild, summer-like fall it was clearly confused. But it did.
I love the pink evening primrose when it spills out from under the Salvia greggii. So what if it's invasive. I just keep pulling it out where I don't want it.
Frilly pink poppies. I'm doing some serious pulling of the single flowered variety. I love this one. But what a disappointment that there were no purple ones this year.
The first of the purple cone flowers.
and Love-in-a-mist, Nigella. Great for dried seed heads.
The first rock rose bloom.
And those nasturtiums. Although I sampled the flowers when we were at Red Butte Gardens last year, they haven't yet appeared in my salad bowl.
And some poor gaillardia, with monstrose form.
Lots of flowers on the chive. More flowers for the salad bowl.
It remains to be seen if these will develop into full sized pomegranates. The tree definitely has a problem. Boo hoo.
Sedums, Sedum potosenum, sparkle with star shaped flowers.
Dahlberg daisy and wine cups in the sunken garden.
A mass of blue eyed grass, Sisyrinchium are still open at 8 o'clock in the evening.
I hope this guy didn't drop in for dinner.
Mealy blue sage, Salvia victoria, can be a bit of a pest. After it has flowered I cut it back and it blooms again and again. The goldfinches love the seeds in the fall.
The first rose campion, Lychnis coronaria, flower. The dry winter means there won't be so many this year.
But there will always be lots of blanket flowers, Gaillardia spec.,
We trimmed back the cedars in the English garden this year and the Texas clematis Clematis pitcheri, really appreciates getting more sun. So much so that David extended the trellis.
This columbine has reproduced itself in the master Spanish oak garden. It makes a welcome change from the Hinckley's yellow.
More flowering sedum.
Hope you are enjoying bloom day in your garden. Thanks Carol, for hosting