Saturday, May 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - May 2010

We had quite a rain last night, and a lot of blooms got beaten down. Not great for photos, but oh so good for the plants.

Cut leaf chaste tree, a favorite with the bees. Got it in a quart size pot a few years ago, and now it's about 8 ft tall and wide; this version is much airier and more delicate-looking than the more traditional version most people have around town.
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Texas and Mexican sage in the foreground, chaste tree in the back. The tall skinny guy is standing cypress (this one's over 6 ft). You can also see a hint of autumn sage and coreopsis.
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Standing cypress getting ready to bloom
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Oregano in bloom (need to take the hedge clippers to it this weekend)
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Coreopsis
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Diamond frost euphorbia with thyme and basil
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Spanish lavender
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Bush beans
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Succulent
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Kalanchoe
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Also in bloom around the yard: parsley, evening primrose, purple verbena, honeysuckle

4 comments:

Lavender Cottage said...

This is so nice to see everyone's blooms in different areas.
Diamond frost euphorbia is a favourite annual of mine - such airy and dainty flowers.

Stevie from GardenTherapy.ca said...

Cool standing cypress - I need more plants in that shape - it's lovely!

Carol said...

As soon as I saw the chaste tree, I guessed you were in Austin, and I was right! Thanks for joining in for bloom day.

Noelle said...

I like your Chaste tree, it is more delicate and airy looking then their cousins that I see growing around here.