I love idea of sharing what’s blooming in your garden the 15th of every month. There’s about 100 participants in this sharing effort and I’m gonna add my hat to the ring. Here’s what’s blooming on my 1/10 of an acre in Longmont, CO.
This is common rue, Ruta graveolens I think. I’ll bloom little yellow flowers until frost. The leaves turn blue in the heat of summer and it has a pungent earthy scent. Great for attracting beneficials.
My first snap pea of the season! Let the sweetness flow!
I love salvias of all types, but I only get to see the beautiful purple flowers of culinary sage once a year…now.
Desert bluebells are one of my new favorites. Judy Seaborn got me hooked. The native pollinators seem to be enjoying them as well.
I have two mounds of this little dianthus. It smells like sweet cloves on a hot afternoon. I think if I shear it back after it flowers, I’ll be able to get it to flower again.
I really love irises. While most of the minis have finished blooming, the tall bearded irises have really begun to show all at once. A couple of years ago I lost most of my tall bearded irises to penicillium mold. Thanks to the Santa Rosa Iris Society and Anna Cadd, my collection has some cool new additions.
I can’t wait to see what’s ready in a month.