Saturday, April 16, 2011

late garden bloggers' bloom day

first-ever larkspurs from seed
I'm positively giddy about my first-ever larkspurs from seed that MSS gave me.
I'm going to blame being a day late for garden bloggers' bloom day (GBBD) on my larkspur fever. Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting GBBD on the 15th of each month. It's a great place to see blooms from all over the world. Part of the allure of the larkspurs is that they are so different from all my drought-tolerant perennials. I haven't minded watering them every other day. Okay, on to my other blooms.
gazanias in the new side yard vegetable beds
volunteer viola in the garlic bed
The vegetable bed flowers are the happiest right now because they benefit from regular water. In this never-ending drought, my vegetables are going to get watered before the native tough guys in our lawnless xeriscaped front yard.
Heirloom Byzantine Gladiolus are a little early this year.
reliable red cascade rose
Also blooming today are purple and white ruellia, blackfoot daisies, torenia, gerber daisy, white gaura, pansies, marigolds, phlox, trailing verbena, society garlic, and cilantro.