We had hazy skies this morning so I took advantage of the partial gloom to take pictures of the garden. My goal was to document what's new in bloom. During the course of snapping photos, I discovered that my malicious raccoon neighbors had paid yet another visit.
|An Adenophora potaninii (Bush Ladybells), moved a few feet yesterday to give it more sun in the hope it might yet bloom, had been yanked out|
|Dichondra 'Emerald Falls', added earlier this week as a foil for the nearby Coprosma 'Plum Hussy', had also been uprooted|
Fortunately, this time, unlike the occasion I documented earlier, no plants were destroyed as a by-product of the raccoon's pursuit of grubs. However, I realized that I need to reinstate my morning raccoon damage reconnaissance exercises.
On a more pleasant note, there are plenty of plants putting on a show now that weren't blooming yet at the time of the mid-May Bloom Day post.
|Agapanthus (no ID), now with open flowers|
|Calandrinia grandiflora, a transplant from my old garden, blooming at last|
|Catananche caerulea (Cupid's Dart), added recently to complement a grouping of lavender plants|
|Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow' seems to like this spot much better than the one on the other end of the garden I chose for it last year|
|Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Goblin'|
|Hebe 'Wiri Blush'|
|Inherited dormant daylily (no ID), one of 40 of the same type scattered about the property when we moved in|
|Unfortunate color clash between the red/orange daylily and an alstroemeria, both inherited with the garden|
|Hemerocallis 'Cordon Rouge'|
|Hemerocallis 'Frank Gaylord', happy in its new location after a move last fall|
|Hemerocallis 'For Pete's Sake', blooming in my dry garden|
|Leucanthemum x superbum 'Snow Lady'|
|Leucanthemum x superbum, tall ruffled variety (no record of variety)|
|Lupinus cruickshankii 'Sunrise'|
|Magnolia (no ID), inherited with the house and standing proud in the middle of the front lawn|
|Scaevola 'Suntastic Yellow', returning to bloom a 2nd year|
|Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum'|
|Trachelospermum jasminoides (Star Jasmine) with Disticis laxiflora (?) aka Vanilla Trumpet Vine, climbing on an arbor over the fence between the dry garden and the vegetable garden|