Can it be mid-July already? Yes, time has passed so quickly, and it's time to share some photos with other garden bloggers because it's Garden Blogger's Bloom Day. I'm so grateful to Carol for hosting this even, a great opportunity for taking stock of what's going on in the garden.
This summer, I'm especially happy about my Delta Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) which I bought from Annie's Annuals this spring. I have three plants, and they brighten the garden. Otherwise, we mostly have different native buckwheats (Eriogonum), yarrow, and the South African Cotyledyon.
|Cotyledeon, and CA native Asclepias speciosa (Butterfly weed) near the bird bath.|
|Close-up of Asclepias speciosa|
|Yarrow and Cotyledeon, plus leaves of a sedum and of California fuchsia|
|Close-up of yarrow. Can you see the many little flowers?|
|Flowers of chalk dudleya (Dudleya pulverulenta|
|Locally native Eriogonum fasciculatum near the Chinese fountain.|
|E. fasciculatum in the front garden behind the chair.|
|First California fuchsia (Zaushneria) of the year. I believe this is Calistoga.|
|A great year for fruit, even elderberry (Sambuccus mexicana)|
Let's close with one more picture of a sunflower, and then I'll go over to May Dreams Gardens to see what everybody else has to show this summer. Thanks Carol!