Taking cue from other garden bloggers across the sphere , I too join them in sauntering out into the garden to take photographs of what's blooming in my corner of paradise on July 15, 2007
Scadoxus multiflorus susp. ‘ katherinae’ grows under the shade of my wisteria covered arbor . A perennial bulb from the Caucasus region , it enjoys my mild Mediterranean climate
Growing about 3 feet away from the Scadoxus is a lovely thick clump of Neomarica iris.
The flowers are short lived but my clump re-blooms every other week or two during the summer.
As mentioned above, I have a Wisteria covered arbor. This vine is about 20 years old or older and was planted years before I bought my house.
I have a love ~ hate relationship with this wisteria vine. I love it because it bloom ALL spring and summer long. BUT.... I hate it because it is such a prolific bloomer that it is a terribly messy vine.
I have to sweep and blow off the falling faded blooms every day off of my furniture and patio .
Such a problem to have, I know.
Directly across from the Neomaria is a Protea plant that was given to me by my horticultural Guru, David Feix. I haven’t a clue as to its name but I do love the blooms !
In the front yard under the hot pink blooming bouganvillea vine is one of several Leucospermum cordifolium shrubs.
And finally an interior bouquet shot of some Tulips that were given to me while I was recovering in the hospital from lung surgery.
Obviously they are from some other region of world because here in California we haven’t seen a natrual tulip bloom for a least 3 months or so.
This bouquet sits on a entry table next to the front door.