Saturday, May 22, 2010

Hot blooms in the hot town tonigt...

I know it won't be summer for quite some time yet, but for those of us living in Central Texas, it's already here.

Luckily for us, the plants in my garden are happy to see it arrive, and are showing off some of their hot blooms in honor of our hot weather.

Bog sage
This is the passalong I got from The Gardener of Good and Evil' -- a Wisconsin ditch lily!
Coneflower
Geraniums
My first Plumeria blooms of the season, with a wonderful, heady lemon scent.
This amazing Allium is not a bulb I planted (THEY all died, or rather, they are still dying a slow and hot ugly death!), but this is an onion in my garden whose bloom I didn't remove!
Need a plant ID on this one. This is one of only a handful of plants left from the original owner. I love it, but have no idea what it is. It's a BIG shrub - I prune it to 3x3.
A little knockout rose bloom ready to knock our socks off with color.
A little mix of Damianita and trailing Lantana.
The Pitcher Sage I bought LAST spring at the Wildflower Center sale finally grew and bloomed this spring.
This is the Buddleia that I pruned into a small tree shape this week. It looks so much better with a haircut, but it was hard to cut off some of those stunning hot purple blooms.
Everyone should have a little Parika Yarrow - and I got some more today from Robin at GettingGrounded to add into the mix!
Up close and personal with Senorita Rosalita Cleome.
And this delicate little beauty is a Blue Curls, given to me at the last swap by Bob at Gardening at Draco. I cannot get over how sweet this little bloom is, yet the plant is growing fast and hearty as it can be.

It's so nice when the summer bloomers are young and happy and not yet stressed!