Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bloom Day

The clouds parted for about 30 minutes this morning, just long enough for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!

 Itea up close in the native plant garden. 
Euonymus americanus (google "Hearts-a-bustin" to see what these unobtrusive flowers become in fall!)

Salvia, Allium bulgaricum, and Baptisia in bloom above, plus (almost) Agastache, in this large bed--with Echinacea, Monarda, Allium sphaerocephalon, Dahlia, and Liatris to follow
 marigold unfurling (by the way, did you know slugs LOVE marigolds?)
 Lavender and thyme
 Blue Podded peas
 native honeysuckle

 Roses--not my forte, but these were here when I got here, and they're hanging on.

 Verbena bonariensis
Allium atropurpureum
 Veronica spicata "Red Fox"
 Allium bulgaricum

Spirea "neon flash"

Lots of cilantro and parsley blooming, too. Look how the beneficial (one hopes) insects love parsley!
They love beauty berry flowers too, even before they have fully opened they are waiting--like this blurry guy (or gal)!

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