July Bloom Day

It’s that special time of the month where we post a bunch of pictures of plants blooming in the backyard. Check out May Dreams Gardens for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day to see what’s blooming all over the world. Here’s what we’ve got:

Mimulus merriment

Meticulous deadheading  paid off. Check out this guy’s sweet orangey brother from last month’s bloom day post. I have another deep red one that photographs an icky pink color.

Under the fence

There’s an interesting intermingling of Sedum forsterianum ssp. elegans ‘Silver Stone’ and (I think) Dudleya farinosa ‘Bluff Lettuce’ . Thank you Annie’s!!!!

Cuphea ‘Strybing Sunset’

We picked up a cute little baby cuphea at Annie’s last weekend. The above is a grown up at Annie’s.  Since we live in the Sunset, very near Strybing how could we not get it? According to Annie’s it’s covered in blooms most of the year. Bonus: the flowers look like little bat faces.

Aeonium and sedum?

I’m not really sure what this adorable white flowered succulent ground cover is. Lost the tag when I split it up. Oops!

Grevillea ‘Strawberry Blonde’

I went on a grevillea shopping spree (bought four) at the SF Botanical Gardens plant sale a couple months ago.  This blonde seems to be happy.

No more bitching about the bougainvillea

Last month I was kind of hard on my bougainvillea. I called it gawky. There was some smack talking.  Now it’s rocking, and I’m no longer complaining. I remember when that agave was just a tiny little pup poking up out of the ground near mom.

Best vine ever! Eccremocarpus scaber ‘Tresco Gold’

I LOVE our orange Chilean Glory Flower (Eccremocarpus scaber ‘Tresco Gold’) so much I bought Eccremocarpus scaber ‘Cherry Red’ last weekend. It’s still pretty shrimpy, but I’m sure it will freak out with wild abandon like ‘Tresco Gold’ which has never NOT had a flower on it, and the hummingbirds LOVE it.

Fuchsia’s freaking out

Last month this dude was just a scraggly looking thing with two flowers. Now it’s covered in them!

Grevillea lanigera ‘Coastal Gem’

This was one of the very first grevilleas I brought home. We’re pretty much succulent, euphorbia, fuchsia and grevillea hoarders when it comes down to it.

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