Carol, the delightful gardener and writer of May Dreams Garden, encouraged fellow garden bloggers to start a monthly report of what's in bloom in our gardens. This is a wonderful way of connecting with our fellow gardeners around the world, and I encourage every garden blogger to join the fun and show off what's bloomin' delightfully in your garden--be it petunias, portulaca, or pea blossoms!
My first Garden Bloggers Bloom Day photo report kicks off with Quaking Grass (Briza)
Corydalis elata is reliably hardy here where C. flexuosa hasn't been.
Diabolo ninebark in flower. Coppertina is finished flowering, (because it's a new plant this year) and so is Nugget.
I love this double cranesbill, but I don't know which one it is nor where I got it! I think it came from a friend, though.
The alpinum sea holly is just barely starting to flush blue, but I love it in this green stage too.
I don't care if they're common. I adore foxgloves. All foxgloves. They volunteer casually in our garden.
Sunrise Echinacea is just starting to open up and be beautiful.
a delectible gold-foliaged veronica, Aztec Gold (I think.)
A couple of the heucheras preparing to bloom too.
Lady's mantle is a must-have plant, and I adore it whether it's in bloom or not. The leaves are marvelous, holding water like a necklace of jewels.
I have a variety of maltese crosses and other campions/lychnis. This one really caught my eye because it's like a Ragged Robin gone even more ragged.
Honeybells or honey garlic aka Nectaroscordum siculum.
okey Dokey cranesbill in flower. another plant I love whether it's blooming or not.
Shrubby potentillas don't rock my world the way the perennials do, but this is a memory garden plant, and partial proceeds from sales of this went to support breast cancer victims last year.
A brand new-to-me Campanula and it's too late for me to go out and find its species. Very low growing, ideal alpine garden choice.
This might be 'Dusky Salmon' maltese cross, but it's got lost label syndrome...
I'm hoping someone can Id this weigela for me. The label said Bristol Ruby, but I don't think the gold-green leaves are right.
I'm very partial to masterworts. This one has variegated foliage but at the moment it's mostly green. The flowers are charming.
We have a LOT of Jacobs ladder in various colours. The white is particularly fragrant and looks awesome in early evening.
One of these days I will likely remove this shrub because it's big, messy and taking up room where a more choice and finicky shrub could be. But it does look like happy yellow butterflies.
I HOPE this coreopsis doesn't turn out to be a dud like Limerock Ruby. This is a new-to-me cultivar called Sunshine Cherry (aka Cherry Lemonade--can never have too many names for new plants...) I love the red wine flowers and the bright lime-greem-gold foliage.
My gas plant has white, rather than pink flowers but it smells divine and has bloomed faithfully though it's not a large plant.
I know I found this at West River Perennials last summer--and that it's a lychnis...but that's where the knowledge stops.
Another astrantia--this one is Ruby Wedding and it's rapidly becoming a favourite plant too.
Hah. It's 0019 hours in Nova Scotia--so even though it's not Sunday in the US or most of Canada--I'm posting my report and going to bed because after picking 30 boxes of strawberries, jamming a good pile of them, picking up my new shrubs that arrived from Ontario (more next time) and cleaing up a small garden bed...I'm whupped. Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom day, friends, and I'll look forward to your bloom day report.