Friday, May 27, 2011

The Flowers as May Comes to an End

May has gone by swiftly although some days felt like they were longer than others.
Now that warmer temperatures have come to stay,
(or should I say that out loud) it seems that the garden beds are having something new blooming every day.
So as May comes to a close here are some of the flowers that are gracing my garden with their blooms.

In the Woods:

BerryBlossoms3 First in the woods the berry vines are loaded with blooms.

The birds seem to always beat me to the berries when they start to ripening.


The Japanese Honeysuckle invading the trees in the woods are blooming.

and the ‘Jack in the Pulpits’ are still blooming.

In the Flower Gardens:

Campanula ‘Chettle Charm’ Bellflowers are blooming in the Woodland bed and as they age will get their blue edges.

White Peachleafed Campanula are blooming in the large Middle Bed.

Clematis_Fantasia Clematis ‘Fantasia’ is unfurling her layers of petals. I am sorry I misnamed it as Josephine in previous postings.I had both and one died and I thought this one was Josephine until it started opening its many petals.

The geraniums are starting to bloom. I planted three this spring which were suppose to be Birches Doubles but I think I was sent the wrong geraniums. Does anyone know what this lovely purple single blooming one is called?

SilverMoon2_Salvia The ‘Silver Moon’ Clematis is still blooming but she is looking the worst for wear after the storm on Tuesday.

Iris_BrindleBeauty3 The ‘Brindel Beauty’ Iris is getting its first blooms in the Woodland bed.


Heuchera_PurplePalace2 Heuchera "’Purple Palace’ is getting its teeny little blooms.


The Rhododendrons are starting to loose their blooms now and lie scattered along the walkways.



Peony_Sorbet ‘Sorbet’ Peonies are blooming and looking lovely.


In the Containers:

Pink_Argyranthemum_May26 Pink Argyranthemum are settling in

beside of the Pinstripe petunias. I am going to love these petunias.

Lobelia_DarkBlue_May26 One of my favorite container filler is dark blue Lobelia.

I have to have at least one Osteospermum in a container every summer. She looks pretty with the lobelia matching her blue centers.

The Dolcissima Liomcello yellow petunias grown from seed have been added to containers and are starting to bloom.

In the Rose Garden:

‘Gertrude Jekyll’ has a few buds.

‘Crimson Bouquet’ has its first bloom and is full of buds.

Rose_RedKnockout The red double Knockout Rose is not liking its wet feet and has some yellow leaves near the bottom.

Rose_PinkKnockout The pink Knockout is starting to bloom also.

DoubleDelight_RoseBloom ‘Double Delight’ looks beautiful in the evening sun.

‘Sunny’ Knockout is such a beautiful yellow rose.

 Under the Trees:

And the gnomes and fairies got moved into their vacation home for the summer under the Sugar Maple tree. They like laying on the Irish Moss.

I want to wish everyone a safe holiday weekend and let us not forget those who have gone on before us and those who gave their all for us to enjoy the freedoms we have every day.

Thank you and God Bless,


A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Lona, Your garden is beautiful, wish I could grow Rhodo that tall. Love the Brindel Beauty iris. The striping is fabulous. Enjoy the weekend and happy gardening. Jen.

Alison said...

Oh, I don't think I have ever seen an iris like that Brindle Beauty. Just gorgeous! In fact, all your flowers are so beautiful.

Anonymous said...


This is word that comes to mind,Each and every flower is so beautiful in your garden. I specially loved your Rhododendrons and the roses ofcourse.

Thanks for sharing! What a lovely view to start a day !

Liz said...


Lovely photos, you garden is really beginning to race away now! We've hit a lull here as cooler temperatures have replaced our unusually warm spring, so I'm waiting for my seedlings to get larger and begin flowering for me :)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lona girl all of these pictures are just beautiful : ) I am still without a Jack in the Pulpit .. I have to find one for next year ! Your roses are truly stunning .. you take such wonderful pictures of them (what kind of camera are you using ?).
I love your little gnomes and fairies and their sweet little home there .. you must here a lot of little giggles in the garden at all times of the day and night .. maybe even glowbugs joining in ? LOL
You have a truly gorgeous garden with so many lovely plants !
I bet you have frogs too .. now I am totally jealous ! wink wink
Joy : )

FlowerLady said...

What a lovely post Lona, filled with peaceful beauty.

Have a great weekend.


Sunray Gardening said...

Everything looks beautiful. You have so much going on and some really great plants. You're Rhodies are stunning and HUGE. Love them.

myomyohi said...

You have so many beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for remembering our soldiers, and the soldiers of previous wars. Without them the world would not be as it is today.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Happy Memorial Day to you too Lona. What a great group of blooms for the end of May.
I also thought that Clematis was Josephine..oh well. Your Brindle Iris is really cool.

Giga said...

To pięknie było w Twoim majowym ogrodzie. Dobrze, ze maj się jeszcze nie skończył. Pozdrawiam

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Lona, how wonderful!!! You always have such great blooms! The ‘Brindel Beauty’ Iris is especially charming!

Anonymous said...

The Dolcissima Liomcello petunia seems uncommonly subtle for a petunia. I think it's lovely.

Joe Todd said...

Lovely post and flowers. Sure has been an interesting spring to say the least. Linda and I were recently at the Biltmore estate/gardens will be doing a future post. Thought of you as we walked through the gardens

easygardener said...

Lovely pictures - so much variety and colour. What a beautiful time of year for flowers!
I wonder if the Geranium could be Geranium himalayense the single form of the flower you thought you had bought.

Jeannie B. said...

What lovey and varied flowers you have in your garden!! I love seeing them.

catmint said...

truly wonderful flowers, beautifully photographed. I adore the fairies and the fairy tree. Every garden needs fairies, even more than gnomes I think - although i wouldn't want to sound gnom-ist. (lol)

catmint said...

wonderful fairies - every garden needs fairies and if possible a tree for them to live in ...

Grace said...

We have some of the same roses. My 'Knock Out' is about to burst and so is 'Gertie' [Gertrude Jekyll.] Not to mention Double Delight with its most awesome fragrance. I hope you have a fun and relaxing Memorial Day.

Masha said...

Wow, so many blooms in your garden, it was great to look at all the pictures! Superb photography too. I was taken in by your not-Josephine clematis in your previous post, the color is exactly the same, but you are right, it has more petals :). I love your roses, and the rhododendrons are spectacular. Thanks for posting these wonderful pictures.

Patsy said...

Oh! Lona your flowers are so gorgeous.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Your pictures are beautiful! It sure looks pretty there. I think my garden is getting ready to pop soon, iris, roses and peonies are just barely starting to open. I love the fairies and gnomes. Maybe they are creating some of the magic? :)

Stephanie said...

Your Clematis ‘Fantasia’ is awesome! The colours you have chosen are really interesting for all your flowers. The roses are all so sweet. I like them!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lona,

Absolutely beautiful photos. I have a feeling, though, that your garden is probably even more spectacular in person.

Thank you for the tour.


Cathy and Steve said...

Exquisite photography, and a delightful post. And how refreshing tto see someone who loves fairies and gnomes in their garden!

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Hi Lona, I hope you are having a lovely long weekend. You have an impressive parade of blooms in this post. The iris caught my eye for the unusual coloring. I love your fairy door. I want one too!!

The Redneck Rosarian said...

Your blooms are stunning. You have some of the most spectacular Rhododendron blooms I have ever seen! The Sorbet Peonies are awesome. U know I'm loving those roses! Happy Memorial Day!

Anonymous said...

What warm weather??? Sorry, couldn't resist. We're still waiting for it but I'm glad it's arrived in your garden.
There is so much to comment on, I can't remember it all. The iris is spectacular tho ~ I can see many people think so. I've admired your sorbet peony before too. It's gorgeous. 'Fantasia' clematis looks a lot like 'Josephine' ~ I'm not sure I can tell the difference? Either way it a true knockout.
Enjoy your beautiful garden Lona and I hope you've been having a good Memorial Day weekend.

Lynn said...

Lona, I don't know which I covet more. Your Campanula ‘Chettle Charm’ Bellflowers or the Fantasia clematis. Such gorgeous blooms!

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Stunning blooms Lona, and so many familiar faces! Even the gnome door (which I must put out for the year..). I would love to see the white campanula edged in blue! Your double (triple..) clematis is amazing. Pinstripe is lovely, but I am somewhat resentful as it has taken the place of my beloved similar-but-not-quite-the-same blue star. Your geranium looks quite a bit like Rozeanne, but I am no expert. :)