I started this blog at the end of December so today marks my very first Bloom Day contribution. For my friends who don't read garden blogs (i.e. 99.8% of you), Bloom Day is a monthly event hosted by blogger Carol of May Dream Gardens on the 15th of each month. Participating bloggers from all over the U.S., as well as other countries, post pictures of what's in bloom in their gardens.
So, without further ado (or any commentary to speak of), here's some of what's currently blooming in my zone 10b garden:
|Argyranthemum frutescens 'Bright Carmine'|
|Camellia japonica 'Taylor's Perfection'|
|Camellia sasanqua (variety unknown)|
|Cuphea ignea 'Kristen's Delight'|
|Cuphea aff. Aequipetela|
|Grevillea lavandulcea 'Penola'|
|Hebe speciosa 'Variegata'|
|Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Pearl'|
|Nemesia 'Sunsatia Lemon'|
|Bauhinia x blakeana (aka Orchid Tree)|
|Osteospermum ecklonis '3D Silver'|
|Osteospermum 'Zion Red Copper'|
|Viola (no record of variety)|
These are samples of what's in bloom. I have a more varieties of Argyrantemum, Grevillea, Hebe and Osteospermum than I've shown here, all in bloom or coming into bloom. My fondness for Violas is founded in childhood and I'm afraid I've got gobs of varieties of those but I've pictured just the little blue form shown above because I'm so taken by its sweetness. For more views of what's blooming go to May Dreams Gardens for links to other gardening blogs.