Even with the dry winter and fairly minimal irrigation, the garden puts on quite a show this June. So, even though I'm in a bit of a rush, I want to share a few photos, today just with captions. Then I'll head over to Carol at May Dreams Gardens and see what everyone else has blooming this month.
I've indulged in close-up this time, to balance out the wider views of the garden I'm sharing at the first of every month (or thereabouts) when we host First Views on our blog. Won't you join us?
And here's the stars of this bloom day.
|Asclepias speciosa (Butterfly weed)|
|Close-up of Trichostemma lanatum (Wolly blue curl)|
|A yarrow and the last of Clarkia unguiculata (elegant clarkia)|
|Mimulus puniceus (red monkey flower, in part shade)|
|Mimulus 'Elenore', an easy to grow hybrid|
|Mimulus that Ms. Country Mouse propagated and gave me as a gift. Thanks!|
|Lavendula angustifolia (English lavender). Not a CA Native, of course.|
|Monardella villosa (Coyote mint)|
|Salvia clevlandii 'Alan Chickering' (Cleveland sage)|
|Cotyledon orbiculata elongata (South African succulent)|
|Toyon in bloom - will I get berries this year?|