May 2015 Bloom Day
It's May 15th and time to take into account of what is blooming around my gardens. Garden Blogger's Bloom Day helps me chart yearly what is blooming when every year and to see how my own micro climate is affected by the greater forces swirling around my little neck of the woods. At this time last year, the delphinium was not yet in bloom, but this year, with our 'non-winter' and warm spring, things are pacing ahead of normal.
The columbines are so sweet. They are some of my favorite spring blooms. I started a good dozen from seed with my little girl two years ago and it's fun to see all those starts gain height and width with each season.
I keep waiting for the yellow columbines to bloom...ah..the patience gardening requires. In May there is still the perfect pairing of sun and rain to water and feed the gardens. Not too dry yet, and sometimes still too wet.
Finally, my delicate astrantia. I have both purple and white varities. Gorgeous.
Happy Garden Blogger's Bloom Day! I hope your May blooms are plentiful! Many thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting this fun meme.
Sometimes it feels like there is so much work going on in the garden that it's hard to stop and snap photos. I juggle the work of working in the ornamental gardens along with the veggie gardens. There is a lot of dirt therapy going on!
Iris are blooming, both my bearded and Pacific Coast Iris (PCI).
|NOID Pacific Coast Iris|
|NOID Bearded Iris|
I feel like it's really in May where my gardens invoke the 'cottage' feel with lupines, peony's, delphinium, columbines and iris blooming. The hosta's are stretching out, opening their leaves and the ferns unfurl their fronds. It feels soft and quiet in the garden at this time of year. I feel like I need more wicker furniture.
|Demon Cat with Lupines, ameria and Max Frei hardy geranium|
I do believe my robust Euphorbia plant is from Danger Garden. Wow, it's a happy plant and the bee's love it.
|Aquilega ' Leprechaun Gold'|
|Astrantia 'Hadspen Blood'|