Friday, May 15, 2009

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day- May 2009

The Sweet Alyssum has been enjoying the rainy weather. On sunny days, the front yard smells divine.
I don't know the variety of this azalea; it came with the house. But, boy, look at it go!
The hellebores are still blooming, although I think their flowers are more green tinged now. If I remember correctly they started out with more purple in them. Does anybody know if they change like this?
I believe this is some sort of dicentra. It's looking a little worn after all our rain.
This last one really intrigues me, but I don't know the name of it. If you do, please let me know!

A couple of tulips I forgot to plant in the fall. I tossed them in a pot in early-ish spring, although they appear to have been attacked by something. Still, they add a little color and a little mystery- two of my favorite things.
The hardy geranium are starting to throw out a few blooms. They put on a great show last year. Hopefully this year will be a repeat.
And finally, while these irises are not quite in bloom, they have finally hinted at what's to come. These were given to me last year by a lady who didn't tell me what color(s) to expect. Finally, a hint!
Happy Bloom Day!


Albert Huntington said...

Nice pictures for bloom day!

That yellow flowering plant you were wondering about is most likely an Euphorbia. Which species I cannot tell without a more clear picture of the plant, but I'm sure you can find it by searching online.

Maggie said...

Oh, thank you Albert! I will search and see if I can find an Euphorbia that fits.

Naturegirl said...

Maggie: lovely series of flowers in your May garden! I love that one posted after ~dicentra~..I too don't know that name but I love the green color..I'm sure it pops in the garden!

Maggie said...

Thanks for coming by Naturegirl! I'll post the name of that one if I figure it out.

Jean said...

Love all your flowers. It's a bit late for alyssum here but it's one of my favorites because of the fragrance. And for how long and early in the season it blooms. Happy Bloom Day!

Maggie said...

Jean, Thanks for coming by! I love the yellow-throated red daylily you have in your GBBD post.

WiseAcre said...

Yes- a Dicentra of some sort. It looks to be one of the smaller 'ever-blooming' types

The yellow green is a Euphorbia (Spurge) of some sort as Albert says.

Northern Shade said...

I love May in the garden. Everything is so fresh and beautiful, and all of the leaves still perfect. The hellebore is beautiful. I haven't planted alyssum in a while, but when you mentioned the scent I could almost smell it. Hardy geraniums are great, with their pretty flowers that bloom for so long.

That's a good idea to mark those iris blooms as they flower. I'm always sure I will remember as I see a plant flower, but if I don't make a map or note, I'm not as sure when it's time to move them in the fall or next spring.

Anonymous said...

I have recently started Alyssum from seed and it's doing really well. I can't wait to get it in the garden!

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)