Happy Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day! Thanks to May Dreams Gardens for hosting blooms around the world on the 15th of every month. First up is our Guzmania (not really sure which one it is). This is one of our very first houseplants we brought home when we first moved to San Francisco about least three years ago. It was doing its thing flowering wise when we bought it. Several months later looked kind of crappy. Okay, it looked super crappy. It almost went to plant heaven on several occasions, but I kept it around. Well, it’s finally starting to do something! This is one of two new red buds popping on it. Hurray for plant patience! I’m confident it will be looking good for at least another six months. I apologize for some of the repeats…
Not 100% sure which Euphorbia this is, but it looks like it could be ‘Blue Haze’. It’s looking super sexy in front of the purpley pink Echeveria. Our gophers have just started to re-appear after taking their winter hiatus (we’re not sure where they go, they don’t hibernate). It’s nice to know they’ll steer clear of all the Euphorbias we’ve jammed in. I think the toxic sap turns them off. I’ve been ogling Euphorbia lambii at Annie’s for the last week or two. I think we need one.
This was our very first Euphorbia. It lived in a crappy little plastic container for a year or so, until we moved it in to a prime spot. I love that it stays relatively cute and small. It seems to always have new blooms, too!
Best Nemophila menziesii ever is ‘Penny Black‘. I wish I could have gotten a less blurry pic of it. Penny’s been pumping out flowers for at least a month, but it’s in an awkward picture taking place. It’s a California native, too!
Thank you David Feix for helping us identify crazy common Sedum confusum via flickr! I’m kind of embarrassed we didn’t know which Sedum it was until yesterday. The funny thing is the shady side of the garden is in bloom now, while the sunny side seems to bloom a couple months later (we’ve had mass quantities of it for a long time).
My love for Aristolochia californica is still going strong. The pitcher-like flowers continue to pop out along with limey greenish leaves. I’m hoping to see some freaky Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars munching on them soon. There’s plenty to go around! If you grow it, they will come (we hope).
This little dude has been blooming for a couple months. I have nothing profound to say about it except that it’s cute, and we tolerate its white flowers (we’re usually anti-white flowers in our garden).