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Blooming in July!


Pelargonium trigonum miracle flower!

Happy Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day! We’ve got some stuff blooming in the backyard. You might be thinking, “Hey, that’s a geranium flower. What’s exciting about that?”, but it’s a freak Pelargonium we picked up at a Succulent Society meeting. We still have the tag calling it Pelargonium trigonum, but I can’t find anything on the interwebs about it. I’m thinking maybe it’s Pelargonium tetragonum, it’s gotta be closely related. It has square succulent stems, might be confused for Euphorbia and is weird. I think it would be a lot happier in a different (sunnier/drier) spot, now that I’ve finally took the time to read about it. Here’s a pic of it back in May when it wasn’t getting eaten by a Calceolaria.

Calceolaria integrifolia ‘Kentish Hero’ & friends

You can barely see the poor Pelargonium between Calceolaria integrifolia ‘Kentish Hero’ and Cerinthe major purpurascens. The Calceolaria has been going crazy with orangey mouthed flowers.

Cotyledon orbiculata that keeps on giving

Cotyledon orbiculata has been blooming since early April. It just keeps pumping out flowers.

Dahlia 'Dark Side of the Sun'

So far my Dahlia experiment has been doing pretty well. No powdery mildew, yet! The cold, damp, drizzly fog is definitely here for Summer.

Keckiella cordifolia (CA Native) getting cuddly with the Agave

Gilia capitata chamissonis fluffy cuteness (CA Native)

Eccremocarpus scaber 'Cherry Red'

New Zinnia & Eryngium tripartitum

We’ve quite a bit more blooming all over the place right now. Check out our backyard flickr set for all the action in July. Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Bloom Day!



  1. Your flowers look awesome! I love all the different colors you have added with your succulents.

  2. Wow your blooms are so gorgeous, they look so crisp and very colorful. Or maybe they look even more beautiful in photos, if the photographer is like you! haha. That dahlia looks majestic even when I know in actual habitat and with the main plant, it doesnt look so enchanting. Great photos i tell you.

  3. Graet shot of the Calceolaria!
    I enjoyed all of your photos


  4. I just discovered your blog via the succulent table post that appeared on Craftzine.org, and I must say I’m in heaven! As if the succulent table weren’t enough, now I see that your blog is chock full of great plants for true plant nerds. I’m salivating so much it’s hard to type! That Calceolaria integrifolia ‘Kentish Hero’ definitely is calling to me. I’m going to have to do some research and see how many of the plants y’all are growing will do well in my 8b garden here in North Florida. Obviously the climate is pretty different, but I figure it can’t hurt to try!

  5. aloha guys,

    wonderful colors as usual, love the fushias…boy they are fat and huge!

  6. cuddly agaves. they beg for it.

  7. Your garden photos are always so stunning!

  8. Very nice blooms. Congrats on the Pelargonium.

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  10. Beautiful photos! (I wish there was a Succulent Society in my area…) And, I LOVE your blog header–so unique!

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