Happy April Bloom Day!

It’s Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, yay! Here are our gratuitous pictures of what we have in bloom. I’ve been buying a fair amount of new non-succulents lately to balance things out.

Eccremocarpus scaber ‘Tresco Gold’

We picked up Eccremocarpus scaber ‘Tresco Gold’ at Annie’s a couple months ago and it’s looking happy. It likes part shade, so it was perfect for the not so bright side of the garden. Love Annie’s description, “Rare, easy, fast growing & fabulous! This floriferous vine will easily cover a 6’ x 8’ trellis in 3-4 months & then stops there, so as not to become a menace.” It sounds like the perfect vine to me.

Tropaeolum peregrinum “Canary Creeper Nasturtium”

Can you tell we went vine shopping at Annie’s? Here’s another sweet little vine we picked up.  Tropaeolum peregrinum “Canary Creeper Nasturtium” is a close relative to the plain old nasturtium. It’s been chewed on a little bit, but seems to be happy.

Lotus maculatus ‘Gold Flash’

Parrot’s Beak called out to me at Pacific Nurseries recently. We’re going to put this guy in a container as the ‘spill’ (not to be confused with thrill or fill).

Helianthemum ‘Henfield Brilliant’

Love the rusty orange flowers on this adorable little Rock Rose. Looks like it can put up with the salty conditions near the beach. Good drainage seems to be key.

We didn’t forget about the succulents:

Sedum rubrotinctum (Pork and Beans)

Graptopetalum paraguayense

Da Wagon

Delosperma echinatum

Miracle flower, check out the beat up foliage

Tillandsia caput-medusae

Grevillea lanigera ‘Coastal Gem’

Grevilleas are my new plant crack. I love and want ALL of them. How could I have not noticed them until a few months ago? Must have been living in a cave.

Cestrum fasciculatum var. ‘Newellii’

Newell Cestrum came home with me about a week ago. For $5.00 how could I pass it up? Not so sure how it will do by the beach. Water seems pretty important in its first year. Hopefully it will make it.

Hurray for Blooms!


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