Sunday, May 15, 2011

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day May 2011

 

I am joining in with Carol at “May Dreams Gardens” for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day May 2011 with a few blooms that are now in the garden.

Alliums

The Alliums ‘Purple Sensation’ have been such a treat this spring. I am making plans now to add more this fall to the garden.

Ajuga Ajuga ‘Burgundy Glow’ is still blooming away.

Brunnera_LookingGlass 
The Brunnera is finishing up blooming its tiny blue blossoms.

CandyTuft The Iberis white Candytuft is also slowing down now but I have so loved its first time blooms this spring.

Clematis_Josephine Clematis ‘ Josephine” is starting to open now for the first time since it was planted.

Iris2_OldFashioned 
Some of the old fashioned purple Irises along the Woodland bed are starting to bloom.

Lilacs2
A late frost  ended the blooming of the old fashioned lilacs.

JL_StairwayToHeaven Polemonium ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Jacobs Ladder.

Ornamental_Strawberry Fragaria ‘Lipstick’  Ornamental Strawberry

IMG_0047 Dicentra  pink Bleeding Hearts

Phlox_BeckyTowe_New2
A new tall Phlox ‘Becky Towe’  has been planted.

Primrose_White White Primroses

Tiarella_SpringSymphony2 
Tiarella  ‘Spring Symphony’ Foamy Bells

Weigela_Florida2_Variegata Weigela  ‘Florida Variegata’

Peony_Ants And the ants have arrived right on time on the peony buds.

Happy Gardening,
Lona

32 comments:

Dirt Princess said...

You have so many amazing flowers!!! I am going to come see your garden in person oneday!!! So get ready LOL!!! Beautiful shots as always. I love the clematis and peony shots. Have a wonderful day

TheGardeningBlog said...

Lovely, lovely blooms! Happy GBBD!

Grace said...

Hi Lona, I love your blossoms, especially the Tiarella. Oh, la, la!

My blog address is NOW www.gracepete.blogspot.com. I'm just letting everyone know. Thanks!

Patricia Tryon said...

I can't wait to see more photos of your clematis :)

Egretta Wells blog said...

The flowers are so beautiful and your photography is excellent, as always. Nice blog, Egretta

FlowerLady said...

Lona ~ Seeing your blooms today makes me feel happy and thankful to be alive. You have such a wonderful selection.

My favorites is ~ Tiarella 'Spring Symphony' Foamy Bells.

Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

allenaim photography and design said...

Your photos are beautiful! The iris is especially gorgeous!

I also have candytuft and Brunnera, but didn't know the names...thanks for the info!

Kelly said...

...so beautiful. You've created beauty all around you. The Brunnera always steals my heart. I love that tiny flower. My grandma had it in her yard...

Janet said...

Do you always get ants on your peonies
and do they do any damage? Wonderful photographs. I presume you use a digital camera and what app? They are so sharp> best wishes janet
PS ThaNKS FOR YOU PICK.

Bernie said...

Oh how I wish I could experience Lilac in reality. I've always imagined it would be magnificent to the eyes and nose.

Love the Tiarella and that pretty little Phlox. So many gorgeous blooms and so many that are never seen in gardens here. It's always great visiting your lovely garden, Lona. Fantastic photos too.

The Sage Butterfly said...

What stunning display!!! That last photo of the peony and ants is cute. Your flowers are so lovely! Happy GBBD Day!

HolleyGarden said...

Pretty blooms. I especially like the foamflower. Cute pic of the ants on your peony bud, though I'm sure you're not too crazy about it!

Masha said...

Beautiful photography! Thank you for showing us so many lovely blooms. I love the alliums with the blue background especially...

Jim Groble said...

Great pics. It's still raining up here.

carolynsshadegardens.com said...

Lona, I love that GBBD forces me to focus on what is going on at a moment in time. You have a lot of beautiful flowers. Carolyn

Rosey said...

Such fantastic blooms you shared for bloom day. I especially liked the pink blooms on the ornamental strawberry.
Your Rhodies are simply gorgeous!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

That photo of Josephine is such a tease! What color will she be when she finally opens up? (How exciting!) :)

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

My sister has the pink strawberry, really pretty pink. Happy GBBD

Cat said...

Beautiful spring shots! I think if I had the Tiarella in my garden, I wouldn't be able to stop taking photos of it - it's stunning! Probably the lilac too ;)

Jenni@ RainyDayGardener said...

Hi Lona, I've had my first experience with Allium 'purple sensation' this year too, they are so fun! The Tiarella is new to me, just a delicate bloom! Happy GBBD!

Sandra said...

Lona, your garden is bursting with lovely plants and shrubs . Spectacular beauty - phlox 'Becky Towe' and dicentra.
Very pretty blooms and great photos.

thesorrygardener.com said...

Pretty photos. I have some ajuga like that and have been enjoying the variegated foliage. Most of my other ajuga is dark.

VW said...

Look at all the pretties! And a peony bud - I have a few on my earliest peonies and am crossing my fingers that many of the others will show me at least one bloom. It's so hard to wait years for all these new plants to bloom!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lona girl doesn't it make you laugh to watch those ants on the peony ? it cracks me up every time .. is that a "small minds amused by small things" sort of deal ? haha .. I mentioned your post about picture theives in a PS post to my brunnera post .. I got burned by an organization here in Ontario that used a picture of mine without a please or thank you .. so you know how I feel !
Love your blooms .. I wish the rain would stop for a while so I could take pictures too ! haha
Joy : )

Kristi said...

Stunning flowers, I could spend all day in your garden.

Hanni said...

Lovely blooms Lona! The blue on your brunnera is gorgeous...I love blues in the garden.

Jan AKA Wammy said...

Love your pics. We have the same things blooming this time. Yea. Love visitig you garden thru the blog.I don't comment much but I look everyday.

RBell said...

Your Tiarella ‘Spring Symphony’ is beautiful; and I really like the look of that Brunnera too. Your garden is looking great!

Jeannie B. said...

Just amazing!! You have so many beautiful flowers.

catmint said...

Dear Lona, what a heart lifting post to look at on a dreary nearly-winter day. Even the ants look pretty. Cheers, catmint

Splendid Little Stars said...

Your photos are absolutely beautiful! You have me longing for some of those plants in my garden! I particularly like that variety of Jacob's Ladder.

sweetbay said...

Your pictures of the white flowers are divine. Beautiful pictures of the Dicentra and old-fashioned too, so lovely and graceful.