Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day May 2009

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Spring has finally arrived at Purdville. Unfortunately, I seem to have lost some of my photo gallery features when I switched to this new design. You can click on each thumbnail for a larger image, but then you have to use your browser’s Back button to get back to the thumbnails.

Also blooming:

Inspired by the words of Elizabeth Lawrence, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year,” Carol of May Dreams Gardens started Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. On the 15th of every month, garden bloggers from all over the world publish what is currently blooming in their gardens, and leave a link in Mr. Linky and the comments of May Dreams Gardens.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Optimism overrules pessimism because every spring is an opportunity to start again.

~Laurie Lisle in Four Tenths of an Acre: Reflections on a Gardening Life

10 Comments… add one

Jody at CozyComfortsofHome.com May 25, 2009, 5:18 pm

Here in Central Wisconsin we don’t let the cold weather stop us from gardening! Helped my sister move a whole lot of plants this week end. Gardening is a true passion! Have some pictures of my own and some plants and garden decor at my site. Have a good summer!

commonweeder May 20, 2009, 8:19 am

I would have been more worried about the frost warnings if I had as much in bloom as you do. What a floriferous spring garden! I hope you were lucky and the frost missed you as it did me. And now we are having lovely warm weather. I’ll be out planting. Some spring bloomers included.

commonweeder’s last blog post..A Cry for Help

eliz May 17, 2009, 8:04 pm

I was sure I had commented here! I think it was to say how much I liked the blue veronica, I think it was.

Kathy Purdy May 18, 2009, 6:49 am

You did comment, right under the photo of the veronica, and I replied.

Carol, May Dreams Gardens May 17, 2009, 5:12 pm

I sure hope you don’t get a freeze! It is good for spring and its blooms to finally make it to your garden. It would be just wrong for you to have a freeze now.

Carol, May Dreams Gardens’s last blog post..Have You Ever Hoed A Deck?

Garden Junkie May 17, 2009, 9:58 am

Never seen a trillium quite like yours before – lovely. I also have the Bonfire euphorbia. It gets better every year and puts on quite a show. As you say, it’s a keeper!

Garden Junkie’s last blog post..Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – May 2009

Gail May 17, 2009, 8:56 am

Love this spring display Kathy…;some of my favorites. The T grandiflorum is spectacular dressed in pink! gail

Gail’s last blog post.."And now, here’s something we hope you’ll really like!" Bloom Day

Mr. McGregor's Daughter May 17, 2009, 7:50 am

You’ve got some interesting twists on a couple of old favorites. My Jack in the Pulpits don’t have that much purple in them, and I’ve never seen a pink Mertensia. I find it funny that you have listed the Brunnera but not the gorgeous Trilliums in that one photo. They look lovely together.

Mr. McGregor’s Daughter’s last blog post..May Bloom Day 2009

Dee/reddirtramblings May 16, 2009, 11:11 pm

So very pretty. So very spring. Is it true that your temp is going down to 31F tonight?~~Dee

Dee/reddirtramblings’s last blog post..Troy-Bilt Trimmer, a Review

Kathy Purdy May 17, 2009, 12:10 pm

Worse than that. Weather service has issued a freeze warning: “Tonight, with clear skies and light winds temperatures will fall below freezing. Low temperatures late tonight will be in the upper 20s to around 30 degrees. Some rural valleys could be even colder.” And I live in a rural valley. When they predicted a light frost I got 28F, so . . .

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