Friday, May 15, 2009

Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – May 2009


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It’s been raining for the last few days so I’m posting a few pictures I took earlier this week. The garden is full of color and green enough to be the envy of Ireland. Thanks to Carol at (aptly named) May Dreams Garden for hosting this monthly event.

The yellow iris (above) was a gift from a neighbor. It’s a reliable bloomer every year. I hope the rain hasn’t smashed it to smithereens.

Five Lupine (Lupinus Russel’s Hybrid) and a dozen Allium Persian Blue grow well in a sunny spot along a blank wall. They fill in the time between daffodils and canna.
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The fluffy pink azalea reminds me of cotton candy. It’s been growing in part shade of an old hemlock since 2002.
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Bridal Wreath (Spiraea prunifolia) came with the house. The graceful weeping branches soften a corner between house and deck.
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Aaaaah, May Dreams.

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7 comments:

NellJean said...

Spring has come to your part of the country!

I scrolled on down to read about your seed challenge -- always a fun thing -- and your bubbler project.

Marie said...

Thanks NellJean,

I visited your blog. I'm envious of your beautiful roses. Happy GBBD!

Chandramouli S said...

Bridal Wreath - what an apt name, Marie! Beautiful photos!

donna said...

The photo of your Bridal Wreath made my heart go thump. I remember them growing in our yard when I was a child. And your Azalea certainly does look like pink cotton candy. Nice blog.

Marie said...

CS & Donna,

The bridal wreath is an old plant. I too remember them from my childhood. There are quite a few in our neighborhood. I haven't been able to find out how it got the name. I think it looks romantic with it's graceful, weeping branches.

Sue said...

Lovely blooms! I love lupines, but they don't always make it through the winter. I just planted a couple small ones a few weeks ago. I hope they grow.

thomas peter said...

The yellow iris (above) was a gift from a neighbor. It’s a reliable bloomer every year. I hope the rain hasn’t smashed it to smithereens.flowering shrubs