Bloom Day- May 15, 2008
May 15, 2008
High 63 F
Low 41 F
Phlox stolonifera and Iris cristata
Bloom Day begins with a gray overcast and the gray continues throughout the day although it is relatively warm. I actually have many plants in bloom right now. The red tulips are still blooming although I see a bit of fading going on around the edges which spells the end of bloom in the 'River of Bulbs' for this season. The camassia is growing on me as more blooms open and create a bigger patch of color. The bleeding hearts are all in their full glory.
There are the spectabilis and s. 'Alba' and s. Gold Heart' plus the D. eximia which will bloom all summer. The lilacs are blooming as are the Lily of the Valley. These two are the fragrant friends of my childhood. There are also violas and sweet woodruff blooming along with the mertensia which is quite blue now. In the long border the alliums are just showing some color. This is just one of five which were planted last fall. I am enjoying the garden these cool spring May days. It is truly May Dreams here and big thank you to Carol who brings us all together to share the beauty of the garden!