What’s in Bloom Here Now

I didn’t know until this month about Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. Hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens, it’s a thing garden bloggers do on the 15th of each month to show what’s in bloom all around the world at that moment.

Here in zone 4b/5a central New Hampshire, we are just barely finished with winter. Temps dipped into the low 30Fs the last two nights, with highs for the next ten days predicted in the 60s and 70s. We have not had much rain at all in three weeks. I’ve been planting seeds for peas (about a month ago), carrots, radish, beets, arugula, dill, cilantro, and flowers. In a week or two, I will start planting squash and cucumber seeds, green bean seeds, after-the-frost flowers, and cherry tomato, basil, and bell pepper seedlings.

A glimpse of what’s in bloom here now.

Tulips:

red and purple tulips
red and purple tulips
pink and white tulips
pink and white tulips

Some tulips last so long you could almost dust them off, and others you can’t trust over night. — Constance Spry

pale cream and pink tulip
pale cream and pink tulip
inside purple tulip
inside purple tulip
inside orange tulip
inside orange tulip
star-shaped pale yellow tulip
star-shaped pale yellow tulip

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Daffodils:

daffodil clump
daffodil clump
daffodil
daffodil
daffodils and quince
daffodils and quince
daffodil
daffodil

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So-called Weeds, in lawn and beds:

lawn of violets, ajuga, creeping Charlie, dandelions, grass
lawn of violets, ajuga, creeping Charlie, dandelions, grass
barren strawberry
barren strawberry
Rumex, probably acetosella - sheep sorrel
Rumex, probably acetosella – sheep sorrel
violets
violets
white violets
white violets
Houstonia Caerulea - Little Bluets
Houstonia caerulea – little bluets
dandelion with pollinator
dandelion with pollinator

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Tree and Shrub Blooms:

apple tree bloom
apple tree
'Beauty of Moscow' lilac
‘Beauty of Moscow’ lilac, just beginning to flower
'Olga Mezzitt' rhododendron
‘Olga Mezitt’ rhododendron
quince
quince
purple-leaf sand cherry bloom
purple-leaf sand cherry
blueberry flowers
blueberry
Pieris japnonica - Andromeda
Pieris japonica – Andromeda
bumblebee on Erica carnea heather
bumblebee on Erica carnea heather

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…where

always

it’s

Spring)and everyone’s

in love and flowers pick themselves”

― E.E. Cummings, Collected Poems

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Everything else:

Fritillaria uva vulpis
Fritillaria uva vulpis
white checkered fritillaria
white checkered fritillaria
white bleeding heart in wooded area
Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’ – white bleeding heart in wooded area
Lathyrus Vernus - spring bush pea
Lathyrus Vernus – spring bush pea
Lathyrus Vernus - spring bush pea (detail)
Lathyrus Vernus – spring bush pea (detail)
Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Rote Glocke' - pasque flower
Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Rote Glocke’ – pasqueflower
Brunnera macrophylla - heart-leaf brunnera
Brunnera macrophylla – heart-leaf brunnera
purple 'Royal Heritage series' hellebore and 'Olga Mezzitt' rhododendron
purple ‘Royal Heritage series’ hellebore and ‘Olga Mezitt’ rhododendron

Come back in June to see what’s flowering then!

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By the time one is eighty, it is said, there is no longer a tug of war in the garden with the May flowers hauling like mad against the claims of the other months. All is at last in balance and all is serene. The gardener is usually dead, of course.

— Henry Mitchell, The Essential Earthman, 1981

 

5 Comments on “What’s in Bloom Here Now

  1. Even your weeds are gorgeous! I’m very jealous because we still have my husband’s little fishing boat taking up most of our little yard. I love the quotations you’ve included here, especially the last one from Henry Mitchell!

  2. Thanks, Laurie! I am having a slight love affair with weeds this year, reading all about their nutritional value, their energy, and how to cook with them in The Wild Wisdom of Weeds (Katrina Blair).

  3. Get it for your library, Laurie 😉 It’s about 13 weeds that grow pretty much everywhere in the world, including some in the Arctic circle.

  4. Pingback: Whats in Bloom Here Now – June 2015 | A Moveable Garden

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