Thursday, May 14, 2015

Blooms on a cool day in May

We're having a break from the heat, so it's lovely to go out and look at the flowers. Happy GBBD!

If you want to see what bloomed in the interim between April 15 and now, check out posts here and here. (Including pawpaws!) And here's what's blooming today:

Golden alexanders, Zizia aurea

Honesty, Lunaria annua

First orange poppy, visible for a hundred feet or so

One of the many celandine poppies, with bleeding hearts

A lone allium (guess I need to plant these again)

Unless you count this, but it's now called Nectaroscordum siculum

Still have a few bells of Virginia bluebells!

Sweet woodruff, almost done

Viburnum 'Winterthur' about to bloom

Purple ninebark, same

Red buckeye - documented this before, and in focus too, but can't help posting again

Bridal wreath spirea

Maple-leaf viburnum


Amsonia hubrichtii

Geranium maculatum
A nice selection, and I didn't even get the columbines and the mock orange. We'll see what June brings!


  1. I have to admire that orange poppy. Do you know the name?

    1. I don't know exactly - some kind of oriental poppy. I got it from a friend whose garden was overrun with them.