|Maries' Viburnum Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Mariesii'|
I love Bloom Day because I can compare my garden over the years. Last year on this date the crabapple was in full bloom, so were the lilacs, and I still had daffodils and primroses. All those blooms are gone already this year, and the bluebells, rhododendron, azalea, honeysuckles, strawberries and blueberries are blooming at least two weeks early. As I said, it's a crazy year!
Let's take a walk around my garden:
|I am pleased with the viburnum I planted last year.|
|Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'|
|Tiarella sp. 'Foamflower' (center) with lamium, ferns and hosta.|
|Calycanthus floridus 'Sweet Shrub'|
|I recently discovered I had this sp. of Calycanthus with red blooms|
I planted a Chinese Mayapple two years ago, and thought it was dead. I am happy to see it survived ...
|Podophyllum delavayi 'Chinese Mayapple'|
|Dicentra 'Bleeding Heart'|
The bluebells along Bluebell Creek lead us into the Woodland Walk...
|They don't look very blue in this picture -- I blame the rain.|
|Pieris japonica x florabunda 'Mountain Fire' and Pulmonaria|
Unfortunately, our Woodland Walk has many invasive species which H.H. labors to remove each year. One of them, the Russian Olive, is blooming today, and it's heady scent pervades my garden ...
|Elaeagnus angustifolia Russian Olive|
In the cottage garden there are many 'firsts' ...
|First water iris to bloom|
|Cerastium tomentosum 'Snow-in-summer'|
|Spirea cantoniensis 'Bridal veil spirea'|
|Bridal veil spirea and azalea|
|First rhododendron blooms|
|The honeysuckle arbor leads from the entrance garden to the shade garden.|
|Blossoms on the strawberry plants.|
|Future blooms: marigold seedlings in the potting shed|
Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting GBBD on the 15th of each month! Let's go over to her wonderful blog and see what's blooming around the world.
I hope the weather is being kind to you and your garden. For me it's 'Rain, rain go away!'
|Nice weather for frogs!|
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