Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - May 2018
May flowers. The words seem to go together, don't they? Perhaps that's why Carol calls her blog "May Dreams Gardens."
Here are some of the May flowers that are bringing color to my garden.
The gerbera daisies are in bloom.
And so are the marguerite daisies.
The old species cannas are showing their colors.
As are the gaillardia.
And blanket flowers.
A few of the daylilies are blooming.
And yet another. This was actually the first one to bloom this year.
The yellow cestrum is flowering.
The blue plumbago was killed back to its roots during the winter and took its time coming back this spring, but now it, too, has begun to bloom.
The potato vine sports a few flowers.
And the volunteer snapdragons have just begun to snap.
Salvia greggii in red.
Salvia greggii in white.
Salvia greggii in raspberry.
We think of chrysanthemums as fall flowers but these bloom in the spring, also.
Tropical milkweed in red.
Red yucca is not really a yucca but it is a tough native Texas plant.
Here's a closer view of the red yucca's bloom, which hummingbirds dearly love.
The oakleaf hydrangea still blooms by the back porch. It has been in bloom for weeks now and you can see that some of the blooms are beginning to turn the pinkish color that shows they are drying out. They are still attractive when dry.
Most of my roses are resting just now but 'Old Blush' continues to produce blooms.
'Belinda's Dream' is in full bloom.
This is a new hybrid salvia I've recently added to the garden. It is called 'Wendy's Wish.'
This lantana is blooming profusely.
While this one has just begun to bloom.
Mirabilis jalapa, the 4 o'clock plant.
Sunflowers are brightening the garden with their sunny faces.
No flowers here but this is the latest addition to my garden. It is a Japanese maple 'Bloodgood,' a Mother's Day gift from my thoughtful daughters.
Is your May garden full of flowers? I look forward to visiting and seeing them. Thank you for stopping by my garden this month.