Jun 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, June 2017

This is my first-ever Bloom Day post!  In fact, I'd forgotten it was today and then turned on my laptop & saw Nan Ondra's (typically) amazeballs post--so I just now ran outside to capture a few pics...

The soil here (San Diego, zone 10a/23) is still holding a LOT of water from the crazy amount of winter rain we had.  But it's starting to warm up this week (mid-80s) and I'm hoping our newly planted heat-lovers will take off--so I can show you those next time :).

First up, the California natives in the front yard, planted this past winter...

Here's a Verbena Lilacina 'de la mina'.  The reddish soil is litter from our bottlebrush tree (decidedly not a native--but the birds love it so I couldn't cut it down).

Penstemon 'Margarita BOP'... these have been super-performers in our yard, which is nice b/c I LOVE PURPLE...CAN.YOU.TELL.?

And lastly, from the front...not a CA native, but looks good hanging in front of our purple door ;), Scaevola Aemula:

Now for the back yard, more of a subtropical, sorta Mexican/Latin-American theme, planted in March...


South African Jasmine, coming along w/ lots of buds :)

Rosa Sally Holmes--our first bloom cluster ever! She arrived from Oregon and we planted her under Jason's arbor in March:

A beautiful yarrow (I forgot which variety, sorry). I love the humble yarrow!

Last but never least, Tecoma Stans 'Lydia'... we have 4 of these--& they're probably the happiest plants in our backyard. They take extreme heat & ask for more!

I can't wait to contribute to the next Blogger Day.. Happy June, everyone!


  1. Your world of gardening is so different than mine. I enjoy seeing what you have growing and blooming. Happy GBBD.

  2. Lots of pretty blooms, but the Hanging Basket is outstanding!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

    1. Thank you! Scaevola never disappoints--at least in zone 23 ;)