Late Spring Accent Plant Gallery-

These May / June bloomers are just exploding right now in our garden. Such a delight. Enjoy the photo essay-

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Giant Blue-eyed Mary, Collinsia grandiflora. We put this one together just this spring. There’s a bunch of plants not flowering at the moment, including Saxifrage, Rattlesnake Plantain, Licorice Fern, and Violet.

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Hawkweed, Hieracium. The balance of this accent changes every year, this year might be one of my favorites. The light green leaves are a Saxifrage.

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Another Hawkweed. The more you fertilize these, the more they bloom. Many species exist (thousands by some accounts!), some with orange flowers. In the Aster family. By deadheading the dying flowers, the bloom period will extend.

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Blue-eyed grass, Sisyrinchium. Tricky one to photograph.

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Coral bells, Heuchera. Dug this out of my front yard many years ago. Now the leaves are 1” long, down from about 4”. Forms snaky, woody, perennial extensions over time, like a Joshua Tree.

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This isn’t in a pot—isn’t in cultivation at all, actually, found it in a field on one of my camera rambles. It’s Camas, Camassia, related to asparagus. An Oregon native. Also a May bloomer.

June 2022 Bulletin Board:

  • Interested in accents? If you’ve got three hours to spare Saturday, July 16, join us for Wild For Accents, a mini Seasonal-lite for the accent-curious. Styles, Design, Creation, Maintenance and Display…all of that is on-screen in our 3-hour intensive, interactive online course. And, it’s spy-themed: Wild For Accents For sign-up send an email to crataegusbonsai@gmail.com.
  • Also! Next weekend, June 11-12 is the last Spring Seasonal-lite of the year. This fun interactive online course covers species-specific, fertilizing, design, pests and other mid-season bonsai questions. We’ll meet for two mornings, with 6 hours total in-person instruction, and a 30-minute private with me. Watch our course trailer ~ For sign-up send an email to crataegusbonsai@gmail.com.

1 Comment

  1. Dana says:

    I wanted to thank you for sharing this often overlooked aspect of traditional bonsai culture. At least as far as display is concerned. I thoroughly enjoyed them!

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