Friday, May 2, 2014

What's in Flower - May

Here's everything flowering in my garden today. Not as much pink as previous months! Sorry some of these are not well focussed. Today is grey, windy and rainy, which is not ideal weather for close-up photos of flowers. Getting them in focus as the wind whips them around is tricky!

The rosemary is the first one that isn't in focus:


Verbena "Candy Cane":

Gazania, just about finished I think:
Just realised there wasn't a gazania in last month's list. I wonder if I forgot to photograph it or if there were just no flowers open?

Bethel sage - Salvia involucrata 'Bethelii' is new this month:

Cosmos is also new:

Red valerian or kiss-me-quick (Centranthus ruber) just about finished:

Mexican sage (Salvia leucantha):
The colour of this one is not accurate. It is really a redder-purple than it appears.

Another variety of Mexican sage, which will have more white in the flower than the one above:
It is only just starting to flower.

Salvia "Mystik Spires Blue":
Started flowering in June last year, so this makes a full year of flowers!

 Fringe flower, Loropetalum chinense var rubrum:

Salvia "Indigo Spires" still attracting bees:

Camellia sasanqua  "Showa No Sakae":

Another sasanqua camellia:
I must search through my records to find what this one is!

 Cymbidium orchid - Peter Pan X Snow Eagle "Malcolm":
First flower to open on a spike with 11 buds.

Vireya "Chayya":

Vireya "Princess Alexandra" has been flowering for 9 months now. Here's another flower just about to pop open:

Callistemon, unknown variety:

And finally, the very last flower on a "4 o'clock plant" (Mirabilis jalapa), which was starting to open at about 2:30pm today:
The days are getting shorter!

1 comment:

  1. oh what beautiful flowers, you definitely have a green thumb.