Many of my blooms are local wild natives I grew in my garden. I'm loving this accidental confluence at the corner of the greenhouse...
Closer in you can see the last of the lupines (local wild), growing through the deer grass (gift from Town Mouse):
And monkey flower (local wild)
Meanwhile the madia is going mad! Totally stark raving mad! All the ones the deer nibbled down are now blooming like crazy! now I know why in the wild Madia elegans is only a couple or three feet tall:
Here it is with some blooms of naked buckwheat (local wild):
Whereas left unmolested, and given good growing conditions, Madia elegans gets huge - and falls over. Here onto a frame we were going to grow tomatoes over, then didn't get around to it. I think it's quite picturesque:
Just to the right of the above, the coyote mint is near the end of its run, but still scents the air:
And the Jerusalem sage is putting out a few late blossoms:
Verbena lilacena is also fragrant - backed by some tall red sage, non-native I believe - I forget, sorry.
This monkeyflower grew unbidden and has been lush all through summer - I think it may be a hybrid of the local natives and a garden monkeyflower.
And oh, glory! the local wild California fuschia is blooming like crazy too! Love it!
Nearby the cape honeysuckle from South Africa is charming the hummingbirds:
And my fav. rave - scenting the air in heavy waves of wonderfulness - Salvia clevelandii 'Winifred Gilman' - wow! wow! wow!
Lastly a bit of excitement in the greenhouse where I recently planted a lot of seeds - the nodding needlegrass, Nassella cernua, is sprouting already!
Now if you haven't seen Town Mouse's bloom day post please pop over there instanter!
And thanks as ever to Carole of May Dreams Gardens for hosting this Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day meme!
And on to the monthly sampling of other folks blooms around the country and beyond.... What fun!