Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - May 2015
If it is true that April showers bring May flowers, then we should be knee-deep in blossoms on this Bloom Day, for we had a very wet April. And, indeed, our wet April has extended right on in to May. Almost every day now we have rain.
We must enjoy the moisture while it lasts because it will inevitably end as summer heats up. But for now, let's see what all those showers have brought us.
|May is for daylilies. Lots of daylilies.
|May is also for pomegranates.
|And...chrysanthemums??? I planted this pot of chrysanthemums in the garden after they finished blooming in their pot last fall, and now they are blooming again. Perhaps they are just a little confused.
|April should have been for Easter lilies, but mine are a little late this year.
|The yarrow is right on time.
|Among the wildflowers, prairie coneflower is in bloom.
|And so is the sneezeweed.
|"Autumn" sage can actually bloom at any season and usually does.
|This is 'Coral Nymph' salvia.
|'Black and Blue' Salvia. Hummingbirds love it!
|This old species canna blooms for me right up until the first frost in late fall.
|My winter violas have reseeded themselves in some tight places, like the crack between stepping stones.
|The old petunias continued their bloom this month.
|And blue plumbago began its bloom.
|As did the old 'Caldwell Pink' rose.
|And lastly, May is for the water lilies that brighten my little pond.