Plants, Stone, California Landscapes


Bloom Day List

I didn’t take photos for bloom day, but for the last three Aprils I’ve posted a list of what’s blooming in the garden. It’s a lot of the same things this year and more of interest to me than anyone else, but I wanted to keep going with it. The list is below.

Full Bloom

Wisteria Both vines at peak bloom
Cal Poppies Coming into full bloom
Iochroma coccinea
Heuchera ‘Bressingham Coral’
Freesias Orange ones in containers putting out blooms off and on for about a month
Nigella Veggie garden ones at full bloom, other volunteers not budded yet
Salvia mellifera
Salvia ‘Green Carpet’ Pretty weak this year for both plants
Sidalcea malviflora Pretty full with flowers since February
Flatleaf Parsley
Snap Peas

Always Blooming

Geranium ‘Bill Wallis’

Beginning to Bloom

Allium unifolium Buds began to open last week, both container and in-ground plants
Variegated Iris First bud opened today
Bleeding Hearts ‘Bachanal’ began a week ago, the species a day ago
Heuchera maxima Might be weak this year
Heuchera Variegated Variety
Hebe ‘Patty’s Purple’ In bud, two flowers open
Strawberries All four types have some flowers
Geranium ‘Mavis Simpson’ A few flowers open
Galvezia A few stray flowers
Cantua buxifolia A few flowers open, may be weak this year
Coreopsis Two flowers
Salvia sonomensis
Triteleia Flowers open but just inches off the ground

Past Peak Bloom

Doug Iris Two flowers on one of the plants, Native Warrior was a month before the species this year
Ninebark Put out some blooms two months ago, some right now
Hellebore Old flowers still looking good
Sisyrinchium bellum A few flowers but ready to be cut back
Oxalis oregana Most are past peak, the smallest container still going strong

Coreopsis gigantea seems to be taking the year off. Bearded Iris aren’t even budding yet. Calendula isn’t blooming because all the plants are young. There are probably a few other things blooming that I’ll see and add tomorrow. In the next day or two, I’ll also probably add a list of what has leafed out.

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