I haven’t participated in Carol’s monthly Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day posts for quite some time. Too busy. But April cannot be missed! It has been a beautiful spring. So when I realized it was the 15th and my taxes were mailed I grabbed the camera and this is what I got.
Heuchera rubescens ‘Yosemite’
Cranefly on Mimulus ‘Eleanor’. There have been an abundance of these insects this year, especially near this monkeyflower. Don’t know why.
Chinese houses (Collinsia heterophylla).
Nolina parryi is covered with bees, as always.
The oh-so photogenic globe gilia (Gilia capitata).
Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium bellum) is finishing up and the remaining flowers are much more purple than the earlier blooms.
And there will be grapes on Roger’s Red grape.
Wildflower mix with globe gilia, poppies, tidytips and desert mallow.
Tidytips (Layia platyglossa).
Can’t remember which seaside daisy (Erigeron glauca) this is.
Small flowers on coffeeberry (Rhamnus californica ‘Eve Case’) will become showy berries in the summer.
California Glory flannel bush (Fremontodendron ‘California Glory’) with backdrop of non-native Chinese fringe tree (Chinanthus retusus).
Pacific Coast Hybrid iris.
Honeybee on California Glory flannel bush flower.
Ending where I started with a Wendy coral bell (Heuchera ‘Wendy’) with the brickred garage as a background color.