To every plant, there is a season, and I find that pretty much the same plants are blooming that were blooming last year and the year before at this time. So even though I’m intoxicated with my peonies and wowed by my poppies, I’ll use this post to showcase some of the other plants that are blooming.
This is the same bleeding heart pictured in my first post about freeze damage. Just as I had predicted then, a few blooms survived because it was protected.
Plants That Should Be Here But Aren’t
No bearded irises this year. Their buds were all blasted by the untimely freeze, and some of the leaves were damaged as well.
No foxgloves, either. I had blooming size foxglove rosettes when the snow receded in March. They were gone by May. Why? I’m not sure. Could be too wet, could be too many surprise low temps, perhaps a combination of the two. I have seedling foxgloves that, if all goes well, will bloom next year. There’s always next year. I need that as a Latin motto.
Also Blooming Now
- ‘Bev’ peony
- ‘Rozella’ peony
- ‘Aimee’s Petticoat’ peony
- other peonies
- a creeping sedum with yellow flowers
- miniature hosta ‘Crown Jewel’
- golden variegated thyme
- ‘Crater Lake Blue’ veronica
- Oriental poppies
- Telstar picotee dianthus
- yellow flowered ornamental onion
- Cynanchum ascyrifolium
- German catchfly (Lychnis viscaria ‘Plena’)
- perennial flax
- various columbines, including the native one in our field
- maiden pinks
- ‘Joan Elliot’ clustered bellflower
- garden heliotrope
- ‘Miller’s Crimson’ primrose
- Lady’s mantle
- native rose (probably Rosa virginiana, photo here)
- dames’ rocket
- ‘Black Stockings’ thalictrum
- ‘Concord Grape’ spiderwort
- mockorange shrub
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.