Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Garden Bloggers Bloom and Foliage Combo

I'm late for both the Garden Blogger's Bloom Day and Foliage Follow Up this month, but I took the time to take the photos so I'm posting them, darn it. I'm combining the posts together for efficiency, flowers and foliage are all mixed up - just like my garden!

arctotis and bouvardiaacca sellowianayellow bearded irisleonotis menthifolia

puya coerulea

aeonium simsiibearded iris white and yellowgasteria ice queenoenothera tetragona

This Aeonium undulatum bloom is taller than me. Plus, the bees love it!

aeonium undulatum bloomaeonium undulatum flowersaeonium undulatum conebees love aeonium undulatum

outside my front doorone corner of foliagesticks of bloodsticks of blood leaf

radicchio leavesa proper leek flowermy tomato cagestomato leaves

front yard texture

spring wildflowershelping the poppiesphlomis aurea budspicy colors in the garden

amsonia hubrichtii

Thank you to May Dreams for hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and Pam at Digging for hosting Foliage Follow-Up.


  1. Man, your colors are so *intense.* Must be the softer light that keeps things from washing out up there. As always, your combos and your images are inspiring.

  2. No need to apologize for being late--I'm late for Bloom Day, too. So many beautiful images! I especially like the border planting with the grasses--a lovely combination of colors. Your little helper is a cute little bloomer, too:)

  3. What spectacular blooms you have! Happy belated GBBD!

  4. Gorgeous! The photos you have labeled "sticks of blood" what is it? I am in serious plant lust over this one!

  5. Thanks everyone.

    Pam - I do try to always photograph on a cloudy day or late in the evening. that helps keep colors rich. Plus, good ol' photoshop helps me show how I saw the plants, rather than how the camera captured them.

    Rose - My helper is my favorite piece of propagation work!

    Danger Garden - Sticks of Blood is Marcetella moquiniana, from Annie's Annuals. It's been really tough and drought tolerant for me.

  6. So many beautiful flowers and just plain wonderful photography! Larry

  7. Dang Floradora...your images are cool, crisp and awesome. You can post your garden day any day of the month as far as I'm concerned. Matti

  8. What beautiful photos! Spectacular! I love your aeonium and aloe blooms. Have a great week!

  9. beautiful photos!
    I'm obsessed with irises this year. Do you know the varieties of the two shown here?
    thanks for an inspirational blog.


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