May Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

Finally, some blooms to share!

Though we did get 2 inches of snow yesterday morning. Really. It melted by late afternoon.

It’s been mostly in the 40s & 50s here lately, with lows in the 30s & 40s, but we’re expecting high temps in the 80s on Wednesday and Thursday this week, for the first time since last summer. Rollercoaster (of love).

Poor plants. Poor birds. Poor insects. No one knows what to expect.

Meanwhile, here’s what’s flowering and budding!

Bulbs: tulips, fritillaria uva vulpis, fritillaria meleagris, daffodils, muscari

tulipinbudb15May2017
tulip starting to bloom
tulipbudcomfrey15May2017
tulip bulb
pinktulipflower15May2017
dark pink tulip
pinktulipbloomfrontyard11May2017
pink tulip bloom
daffodilscreamorangerockwall13May2017
daffs in the rock wall
daffodilbloom11May2017
daffodil
purplewhitefritillariameleagris11May2017
Fritillaria meleagris
twofritillariapurpleyellowdrooping2May2017
Fritillaria uva vulpis
insidefritillariapurpleyellow2May2017
inside Fritillaria uva vulpis
muscariflowers15May2017
muscari blooming

Perennials: pasqueflower, brunnera, spring bush pea, hellebore

pasqueflowerbloomingpink15May2017
Pasqueflower (Pulsatilla) starting to bloom
brunneraflower15May2017
Brunnera (bugloss) blooms
springbushpeablooms15May2017
Spring bush pea (Lathyrus vernus)
springbushpeabloom11May2017
Spring bush pea (Lathyrus vernus) bloom close
helleborebloomingpurple2May2017
purple Hellebore blooms

So-called Weeds: dandelion, coltsfoot, violets

dandelion15May2017
dandelions
coltsfootbloomyellowclose2May2017
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
violets2May2017
violets
violetflower15May2017
violet, close

Shrubs & Trees: lilacs, ‘Olga Mezitt’ rhododendron, dwarf Andromeda, quince, peach trees

lilacbudssnowb14May2017
‘Sensation’ lilac buds with snow
lilacflowerbudspurple2May2017
‘Ludwig Spaeth’ lilac buds
pinkOlgaMezittrhododendronbudsb13May2017
“Olga Mezitt” rhodo buds
flowersdwarfAndromedashadegarden15May2017
dwarf Andromeda (Pieris japonica)
pinkquincebloomingrockwall13May2017
flowering quince in rock wall
peachflowerssnowb14May2017
‘Red Haven’ peach bloom with snow
pinkpeachbloom15May2017
‘Red Haven’ peach bloom

Come back in June for lots of flowers!

*

Spring is like a perhaps hand

Spring is like a perhaps hand 
(which comes carefully 
out of Nowhere)arranging 
a window,into which people look(while 
people stare
arranging and changing placing 
carefully there a strange 
thing and a known thing here)and

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps 
Hand in a window 
(carefully to 
and fro moving New and 
Old things,while 
people stare carefully 
moving a perhaps 
fraction of flower here placing 
an inch of air there)and

without breaking anything.

-- e e cummings

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More GBBD, hosted at May Dreams Gardens:
… danger garden – always fun for me to see interesting spikey things that don’t grow here
… Late to the Garden Party  (south coastal California, so MUCH in bloom!)
… Commonweeder in western Mass. is more my speed
… Veg Plotting in the UK focuses on a clematis
… Dirt Therapy in Vancouver, WA already has lupines, lilacs, salvia, oh my.
… Garden in a City (Chicago, to be exact) has lilacs, columbine, trillium, bleeding heart …

One Comment on “May Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

  1. thank you for allowing me to look around. The photo of peach bloom is stunning. It took me a while to fully appreciate it

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