This yucca got soo excited about blooming that it produced monster sized bloom stalks and attempted to jump out of the soil. Though it's a yucca tragedy, I kind of appreciate its zeal - hence I have not bothered to clean it up. For a few days I had propped it up but even that attempt failed.
Another summer favourite are the crocosmia. I thought this was 'lucifer' but maybe too much orange. Either way I'm in love with it.
Schefflera are starting to bloom! It's a wonderfully happy thing to have blooming shcefflera in the garden. Blooming as in 'stinkin' or 'freaking' but also as in literally blooming. It's all around an excess bundle of happiness and wonder...
And one of my favourite "go to" plants, black mondo grass... I really love when they bloom.
Working my way to the hottest part of the yard... 'hot tamale' rose is a show stopper all summer long.
In close proximity the russelia has been a conversation piece of every summer luau.
Of course it wouldn't be summer without the alien like blooms from sempervivum. Love!
And on the subject of alien blooms, echeveria are and always will be a favourite!
And would my summer be complete without a kangaroo paw? I think not!
And I must admit, the flowers of this creeping lemon thyme are a real joy. I think I appreciate how understated they are.
And if there is any flower that has me completely enthralled it's lantana! This berry blend and pina colada lantana are the perfect summer flowers. And they open up like fireworks!!
I'm starting to loose count of all the places I've tucked in echeveria...
Towards the shadier side of the yard hostas are livening things up in a big way!
And here's something I rarely share ... "no mans land." I don't really venture up to this part of the yard very often. But there are some great blooms worth sharing. Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!!!!!