Sunday, July 15, 2007

Bloom Day

The 15th of the month right?

I am routine less and displaced. At times it is an incredibly freeing feeling. At other times the lack of a sense of control, of free floating through life, dependent on others is frightening. An evening stroll through the resident gardeners garden becomes a routine, a way to attach myself to a place.

A large patch of Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' spills down a bank along the drive.

The White Asters are every where. I am not sure of the species. They are a clumping perennial with multiple erect stems up to three feet tall.

A big Hydrangea flower head , most likely Hydrangea arborescens, flowers on a petite shrub. It seems like it should fall over from the weight.

Asiatic Lilies in multiple colors and patterns can be found in several locations across the top of the mountain.

And another.

A large shrub of Golden St. John's Wort, Hypericum frondosum I think is loaded with buds and flowers.

This Asiatic Lily wants to hang down.

The light quality here is decidedly different from that of Maui. The flash can go off automatically in the middle of the day. Evening time may be too late for good closeup pictures with less than steady hands and a tiny camera that moves by default when pressing the shutter button. Testing testing 1 2 3.

For the full parade of Garden Bloggers Bloom Day visit Carol at May Dreams Garden.


Deviant Deziner, aka Michelle said...

I love the composition of the last shot in the blog Christopher, ( the daisy )

Taking cue from your monthly botanical photo blog I also wandered out into the garden and took some blooming photographs -
Thanks for the inspiration.


Carol Michel said...

Thanks for participating in Garden Blogger's Bloom Day. I like the lilies and the St. John's Wort does indeed look like H. frondosum. I had a named variety ('Sunburst') for several years until the bagworms found them and killed them off. I'd plant them again, as they add nice color right now that we don't get from shrubs.

Carol at May Dreams Gardens

chuck b. said...

That first asiatic lily is especially amazing. I like all your composites too. I bet you could propagate that plant and sell it.

chuck b. said...

The lily, I mean.

chuck b. said...

Of course, you wouldn't have to sell it to me. You could just give me some.

Christopher C. NC said...

Thanks Michelle, I'll have to wander back to your blog again. The pool is looking good.

Carol the Hypericum shrubs are something I need to investigate further for my future garden. They seem like they will stay in the medium to small range.

Chuck you just need to become like my mother the bulb nut. Order them cheap in masse from catalogs. I can't wait for next spring to see the millions of Daffodils I have been hearing about for years.

Anonymous said...

What a nicely planted mountaintop!

I spent the weekend in Virginia, in the shadow of the Blue Ridge, and my parent's place is in the middle of a hardwood forest - boy you are so right, the light is very different. But it was so nice, last evening, sitting outside as it grew dark - first seeing the lightning bugs glow (they were huge!) and then watching the bats come out, getting insects in the opening above their garden.

This must be such a change for you. Everything must feel so new, although it really isn't.

Anonymous said...

How can one not love Coreopsis 'Moonbeam'! I'll add my praise to those Asiatic lilies. They are striking!

Annie in Austin said...

Big daisy, little aster-daisies and a coreopsis-daisy shape - all pretty and harmonious together, Christopher.

But boy do I like that yellow, hanging-down, Tigerish-looking lily.