Friday, September 15, 2017

What In The Name of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day???? September 2017

Wendy's Wish in the top left quadrant, Coral Nymph bottom
right quadrant, and at 12:00 the glowing beauty who remains nameless 
As I was doing a bit of post-Harvey cleanup in the back gardens today, I discovered a Salvia in a shade of fluorescent orange/red that I have never seen in a retail nursery OR in a garden before. Evidently any sense of botanical decorum is lost in a storm and the salvias abandon all inhibitions to have their way with each other. Salvia coccinea 'Summer Jewel White', Salvia coccinea 'Coral Nymph, Salvia x 'Wendy's Wish' and Salvia greggii 'Raspberry' are all planted in the general area where this hot mama appeared. A closer view of her glowing charms appears below.

The Head Gardener is once again convinced our fortunes will be made if we can just isolate the seeds and get them to come true. She will not allow me to name the hybrid, however. 'Whorevey' was already soundly rejected. She objects on the grounds of practicality, too little time having elapsed between the storm and the appearance of these blooms for the cycle of reproduction to have occurred. Nobody believed we could get 32 inches of rain in 4 days, either.

The pictures don't do it justice ... the color glows!
We're delighted to have pulled it together to participate in Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, created and sponsored by Carol of May Dreams Gardens.