|The parade of Agapanthus blooms has begun!|
|Arthropodium cirratum (aka Renga Lily) has begun producing sprays of flowers in all the dry shade areas of my garden|
|This Echinopsis oxygona (aka Easter lily cactus and night-blooming hedge-hogs cactus) is looking a little yellowish despite the feeding I gave it last month but it's still producing blooms|
|I inherited this noID Knipfofia with the garden. This is the first and only bloom I can remember it producing in 8 years.|
|Last July's horrific heatwave sent the Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) covering the back slope into retreat but our winter rains have brought it back. I'm having a hard time keeping it under control.|
|Melaleuca thymifolia has an extraordinarily complex flower that's also very difficult to photograph|
|The Matilija poppies (Romneya coulteri) believe that summer has arrived whether the temperatures indicate that or not|
|Rosa 'Medallion', inherited with the garden, is currently producing its first flowers of the season too|
|The unusual flowers of Sideritis cypria are opening. Last year they appeared in April but didn't hang around long. The tiny flowers filling the cupped calyces will turn yellow as the buds mature.|
And, for the record, here's another collage of flowers I managed to skip over in that earlier photo-dense Bloom Day post.
Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off to summer in the US but weather reports for the holiday weekend are decidedly mixed. In my area of coastal Southern California, we're still cooler than usual for this time of year and there's even yet another chance for a rainstorm over the weekend. Whatever the weather or your plans, best wishes for an enjoyable weekend!
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