Some of the blooms happening in my garden

This first image is of my Eryngium x zabellii ‘Neptune’s Gold’ taken last week.  The blooms were just begining to turn blue.  This is my first year with this Eryngium and I've heard mixed reviews from fellow gardeners.   I really want it to work out.
Eryngium x zabellii ‘Neptune’s Gold'
...and now a week later you can see the flowers of Eryngium x 'Neptune's Gold' are turning quite blue, contrasting nicely with the chartreuse foliage.  I don't enjoy the scent of Eryngiums, but pollinators sure do!


Eryngium x zabellii ‘Neptune’s Gold with a little visitor




I have planted three Eryngium venustum in my dry bed and they are getting ready to shine.  This is possibly one of the most painful Eryngiums I have growing.    The bracts and leaves are very sharp.  This plant has done nothing but thank me for planting it in my dry bed, that gets very little supplemental water.  (Why so defensive?) lol
Eryngium venustum

Hesperaloe parviflora 'Brakelights'.  I've been in love with this Hesperaloe for some time.  It has a little more compact size than other Hesperaloe I am familiar with and the color of the bloom is great!

Hesperaloe parviflora 'Brake Lights'


About five years ago, I planted this Clematis 'Jackmanii' at the base of my Philidelphus.  I've gotten a few blooms over the years, but this year has been a stand out performance.  It started with about fifteen blooms while the Philidelphus was still blooming.

Clematis 'Jackmanii' 



Grevillea x Gaudichaudii isn't hardy in my climate, but I hope to get a few years of enjoyment out of it.  
Grevillea x Gaudichaudii




Lomatia tinctoria!  I'm excited about anything Proteaceae.  One of three species endemic to Tasmania!
Lomatia tinctoria




A closer look at the oddly shaped flower buds.
Lomatia tinctoria flower buds
Thanks!

Comments

  1. Welcome to the blogosphere! I love your Eryngium x zabellii ‘Neptune’s Gold’ , do you remember where you bought it? I haven’t seen it available anywhere.

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  2. Welcome indeed! I love the name of your blog! Loree, my friend Liz got that Eryngium mail order from Dancing Oaks about 6 weeks ago but it looks like they're sold out now.

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    1. Thanks Susan, I'm still trying to work out the bugs..

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  3. My hubby figured out my profile issues for me. I kind of wanted to scream!!

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  4. Welcome! Nice first post: I like your plant focus and I adore Hesperaloe 'Brakelights' after seeing so many in Austin at the Fling. It's a cut above the several standard H. parviflora I grow.

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    1. Thank you! 'Brakelights' is one of my current favorites.

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  5. Lovely to see you here. Cheers.

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  6. Oh that first Eryngium is to die for. I lost mine (diff variety) due to too much soil moisture. I need to try again.

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    1. I've heard mixed reviews, primarily that it reverts back to a green color quite readily.

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  7. I'll join the chorus welcoming you to the blogosphere. Love the title and the plants you featured in this first post and am looking forward to seeing more of your plants and gardens through Bear and Briar!

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  8. I wish I knew things about plants! I have two houseplants and I am really hoping I can keep them alive. I've always wanted to garden!

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