The last couple months have been a little slow for me, garden-wise, so I was very happy to get out into my garden today and see lots of things blooming.
As I step out my front door, I can't overlook my night-blooming jasmine. While the flowers aren't much to look at, they fill the night air with an amazing scent. Mmmmmmmmm!
I haven't had much luck with geraniums in the past, but this new arrival is doing well so far. Hopefully, it will continue to thrive.
Something odd is happening here. My previously-purple, now-white agapanthus is preparing to bloom, but the weird part is, there are flowers appearing about half-way up the stem. What's going on there??
The color of my lobelia continues to thrill me, and today I decided it would make a nice backdrop for my orchid (Onc. Papilio x Kalihi).
I don't know what kind of daylily this is, but it smells great!
I just repotted four strawberry plants, and I'm glad to see they are all in bloom!
This is another new acquisition, Cuphea llavea. So far, it has all the brilliant color of a fuchsia with none of the tendency to die immediately upon coming into my care.
For some reason, I always forget to get a picture of my canna when it's in bloom. Not today! I even got a few pictures of how it looks as it's preparing to bloom.
I love the little fringe of yellow peeking out, like the edge of a flamenco dancer's skirt preparing to unfurl.
As the yellow matures to orange, the canna is almost ready to open.
This is a blooming first in my yard. My bird of paradise put on its first show, just in time for my family's visit last week!
I love seeing my bleeding heart, Clerodendrum thomsonae, bloom because it happens so rarely. This plant has always been planted in less-than-ideal locations, so flowering has been rare. I think this is the first time it has bloomed since it was dug up out of my front yard and replanted in a pot a year-and-a-half ago.
You can see how the flowers start out as tiny white droplets...
And then mature into bright red and white beauties.
My miniature rose opened up today, just in time for GBBD.
As always, Den. Pam Tajima (altroviolaceum 'Pygmy' x eximium) has something going on. Thanks to Bybee's comment on last month's GBBD post, I now think of these as my Braille flowers!
Also, still holding it's own from last month, is this pretty pink/lavender mystery orchid.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have lots of beautiful things going on in your garden today!