The first photo is an update of the front garden planted by my brother and his girlfriend. In January, I shared a photo of the green mass of seedlings sprouted from the pounds of seed they scattered in the fall (which you can see here). My brother sent me an updated photo last week to show me how things have progressed.
|Flowering plants include Dimorphotheca sinuata, Linaria maroccana, Lobularia maritima, Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, Cosmos bipinnatus, Lupinus succulentus, and Eschscholzia californica (Photo courtesy of ericnp.net.). Close-ups of individual flowers taken in 2015 can be found at http://ericnp.net/garden2015/|
Those of you who viewed my last Bloom Day post may find it hard to believe but I inadvertently dropped several of my floral photos, including these of the Aeonium arboreum blooming along my front slope.
|There are a total of 8 Aeonium floral spires blooming in this area and a few others scattered elsewhere in the garden|
|Close-up of one flower cluster|
My last photo may not look like much but it represents a major achievement from my point of view: a peony in bloom in my garden. Just one bloom. On a plant I don't think is any bigger than it was last year when it also produced just one bloom. And, yes, I also featured it in a Wednesday Vignette last year (which you can see here). But, for me, peonies are the holy grail of flowering plants and the fact that this one lived to flower another year is a cause for celebration.
|This is Paeonia cambessedesii, a Mediterranean species I planted in March 2014. The bloom shown here was shattered in our last rainstorm. There's no sign of another, at least not yet.|
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