Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming archive
July 2013

photo from Western Hills Garden New arrivals for July 2013: Summer is early and the garden is gorgeous, if a bit overgrown. The meadow is fragrant The hydrangeas and coral tree are out, as are the water lilies. We have the first bloom we have seen on the Wattakaka sinensis vine at the big house—a rarity from China. Lots of flowering plants are out now—a quick count revealed more than fifty species, listed below.

Abutilon
Aloe
Alstromeria
Anemopsis californica
Anigozanthos (aka Kangaroo Paws)
Japanese Anemone
Asters
Bee Balm
Mt Etna Broom
Bupleurum
Callicarpa
Calla and Canna Lilies
Chiranthodendron pentadactylon (aka Monkey Hand Tree)
Cistus
Clematis
Cleome
Clerodendrum
Cosmos
Cotinus (aka Smoke Bush)
Cotyledon orbiculata (aka Pig’s Ear)
Crocosmia
Dahlias
Daisies
Desfontainia (aka Chilean Jolly)
Dichroa
Dierama (aka Fairy Wand)
Dyckia

Biennial Echium
Filipendula
Fuschia
Geranium—wild varieties
Helichrysum (aka Licorice Plant)
Heptacodium miconioides (aka Seven-Son Flower)
Hypericum (aka St. John’s Wort)
Impatiens—self-seeding Himalayan variety
Inula
Iris
Kniphofia (aka Red Hot Poker)
Water Lilies
Leptospermum scoparium
Lineria
Lobelia laxafolis
Lychnis coronaria (aka Rose Campion)
Mullein
Nicotiana
Paris quadrifolia
Passiflora vine
Penstemon
Philadelphus
Phlomis
Poppies (including Danish Flag, Greek, and White)
Matilija Poppies
Chinese Plume Poppies
Roses
Verbena

Western Hills Garden, 16250 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental CA 95465