Monday, June 15, 2009
Gulf fritillary on trailing lantana
I feel fortunate to have anything blooming right now, having already endured so many days with temperatures over 95 and so little rain. But that seems to be how it’s going to be around here forever, so I’m going to stop complaining for now and rely more heavily on some potted blooms for kicks. Make sure to see others’ blooms (more exciting than mine) at Carol’s blog, May Dreams Gardens.
plumbago, part of the inspiration for our new house paint
compact crystal palace lobelia I grew from seed
balloon flower (Platycodon "Sentimental Blue")
purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) among the cucumbers and tomatoes
wishbone flower (Torenia Clown Blue)
This Persian shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus), while not a bloom, has such a pretty combination of colors and lines that I had to include it.
My usuals--indigo spires salvia, victoria salvia, salvia leucantha, society garlic, ruellia, turk's cap, mexican heather, rosemary, provence lavender, and purple and pink skullcap--are also blooming (barely.)