There are lots of blooming plants in my garden, so I decided to focus on a few favorites.I love the vivid colors in this daylily that came with the house. There are lots of buds, so it should be in bloom for a long time. These two daylilies are on opposite ends of the Slope Garden. I have to figure out a way to bring them closer together so the colors can play off each other. It’s kind of an oxymoronic name, isn’t it? White rose campion? When you call it Lychnis coronaria ‘Alba’ it doesn’t sound so contradictory. The real mystery is why this plant looks so good. Usually, for me, rose campion is growing wherever it seeded itself, weaving in and out between other plants. It doesn’t develop such good branching because it doesn’t get the space that would enable it to do so. That’s my best guess. If you have ever grown perennial flax (Linum perenne), you know this scene did not last long. Each flower on this plant only lasts a day, although when it really gets going, blue flax can look spectacular. But I happened to be there at the right time, and caught this lovely juxtaposition. I guess if you want to know what else is blooming in my garden, you can look at the last of my DIY backyard bouquets.
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.