Friday, May 15, 2009

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day: May 09

Who doesn't love May!? It's when the magic starts to happen. Thanks to Carol @ May Dreams Gardens, as always, for Blooms Day.

Some of these photos were taken before 5/15, but they bloomed between 4/15 & 5/15 so they deserve a tip of the hat.

Clockwise from top left:
  • Celandine Poppy (or wood poppy -- 4th year and re-seeding all over my native garden and beyond)
  • Virgina Bluebells -- in front yard garden
  • Jacob's Ladder -- 4th year and getting larger and full of blooms (they are starting to fade now)
  • Brunnera macrophylla "Looking glass" -- 2nd year and awesome looking.
  • Dicentra Luxeriant - the fringed bleeding heart. 4th year in front yard and still small, but still blooming
  • A robin taking a bath in the bird bath
  • A pink crabapple - technically not my tree but sits on my property line so I've adopted it.
  • White crabapple -- what I see when I look out the front door (see below)
  • Korean spice Viburnum
  • Dicentra formosa - the regular bleeding heart. The old owners left me 2 of them and they are enormous, flopping over from the weight of their hearts.

Not in photo:
  • tulips (see previous post), pulmonaria, hyacinths, jack-in-the-pulpit (I've got to get a photo posted of this, 1st year blooming and so cool!)


MrBrownThumb said...

Hi Rosemarie,

I love the template you've chosen for the blog. Really nice. Your front path is pretty awesome, I'd love to see that every time I open my front door.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

That white Crabapple is stunning!
I deadhead my Celadine Poppies, because if I didn't, I'd have nothing but them. I do love them though, for their size and lovely sunny blooms.

Ginger said...

I'd claim that crabapple too! Wow!

Carol said...

What a stunning pathway with that jewel of a crabapple! Brava!

Dr.Rutledge said...

Hi Rosemarie,

I must say, absolutely beautiful. I especially love the Virgina Bluebells. Thanks for sharing these photos.

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Northern Shade said...

That photo of the flowering crabapple over the front walkway is something special. All the green around, and white blossoms overhead make a beautiful frame for the path.

Caroline said...

That crabapple is absolutely breathtaking.