Or Salvia greggii 'Caviar' that will have Hummingbirds following you home too!
In non-Salvia news, Pelargonium 'Fragrant Frosty' is a steadily expanding, compact mound of crisp variegated rose/lemon scented foliage and non-stop perky flowers.
Dwarf pomegranate (Punica granatum 'Nana') is covered with beefy little orange flowers that will turn into mini-fruits by summer's end (probably edible, but, um, why bother? Especially when you have the real deal growing elsewhere!)
My first bloom on the Silver Sage (Salvia argentea) is just spectacular; a loosely-tiered candelabra with large, pure white flowers rising out of the swirl of large, woolly leaves. (See? Just when you think you know Salvia, they surprise you with something new...)
The California Poppies are starting to get a little floppy, but are still delightful. They close up well before sundown; there is nothing quite like their satiny sheen.
The White Sage (Salvia apiana) is also blooming; the small flowers aren't much to look at, but the lanky, six-foot branches make a strong statement in the garden; give this fellow PLENTY of room. The lush new foliage that will follow after the flowering branches are cut back will provide plenty of aromatic dried sprigs to toss on a midsummer bonfire.
The Coral Carpet Roses are ramping up and will be working overtime until winter; the color is great with the blue fence.
And oh my, check out the thyme path! Woolly thyme (Thymus lanuginosus) is a sea of lavender right now; it is very popular...
...as you can see!
The Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue') is also blooming; I love how the same colors are repeated in the Coast Rosemary (Westringia fruticosa 'Morning Light) but with different textures.
My neighbor's beautiful shrub rose is spilling over my fence; that counts, right?
Euphorbia 'Helena's Blush' is still going strong; I'm enjoying it much more in its second year; neat 2' mounded plants are always good to find.
Ah, here's double trouble! Salvia 'Anthony Parker' is a cross between S. leucantha and S. elegans, with the rich purple flowers of the former with the neat, bushy habit of the latter...nice!
Echeveria flowers stand out really nicely against a sea of thyme!
Loving my new Nicotiana alata 'Lime Green' which is a recent purchase from Annie's Annuals; every garden needs some green flowers!
Finishing up with a few things blooming in the Kitchen Garden, like this English Thyme.
And this Salvia officinalis (just had to sneak one more in!)
Leaving you with the cheery faces of my favorite 'Moonlight' Nasturtiums. Thanks for visiting my flowery garden this Bloom Day! And thanks, as always, to Carol from May Dreams Gardens for being the heart of Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Visit her site for links to Bloom Day posts from all over the world.
"We can have flowers nearly every month of the year."