Sunday, July 15, 2007

July 07 ~ Blooming Dazes

Blooming Dazes

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.

8 comments:

Carol said...

Thanks for joining us for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. A lot of people would like to have that "problem" with wisteria!

Carol at May Dreams Gardens

Gina said...

Michelle - these are beautiful! You have some very exotic looking flowers. Hope you are feeling better.

chuck b. said...

That Neomarica iris is esp. amazing. I hope you're feeling better too.

Christopher C. NC said...

Your Neomarica has fully blue petals? Your sure have a knack for getting the unique among the exotic.

Now your Protea from David Feix needs a second opinion ID. I am going to say it is a Bromeliad, Aechmea gamosepala. I'm sure that is a just a post surgery induced slip up editing error on your part.

Deviant Deziner said...

Correct-o-mundo Christopher, a bromeliad of course.
I'm going to use the excuse that I am still under the influence of heavy medication. ( cha ! )
.. how long do you suppose it takes morphine to leach out of the body after being on a continual drip for 7 days in a row ?

hummmm ?
Thanks for the correction, I can always use all the help I can get !

ginger said...

What an artist you are in the garden, with the camera and with that composition in the entry with the bouquet. Delicious! I can almost smell the fragrance of that wisteria.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Love those Irises, they are very pretty indeed. Tulips? You've got tulips in flower in the vase now? Colour me confused. ;-)

Thanks for a great contribution to blooms day. My bloom post is up too.

cheerio from tulipland aka the Netherlands (Holland)

Annie in Austin said...

Hello DD,

It's fun to see what you're growing in your tropicalesque garden. In spite of so much time looking at exotic plants on Chistopher's Hawaiian blog, I still had to google some of it, to find that, alas, the Neomacaria won't make it in Austin.

After reading about all that's happened in the last month I wonder if painkillers leaving very slowly might not be a good thing, and hope you're feeling better soon.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose