Monday, May 15, 2017

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day... May

I should call this May Bloom post …For-get-me-not and friends . They seem to be in most photos as are the Aquilegia .

I started out with just one , This could be it 'Winky Blue and White ' 

This is one of my favorite that have self seeded this year . 

I think I must have brought  this Aquilegia  one from my mother's garden , here with a plump red  Paeony

Last year I dug out most of the pale ones, and kept the dark blue and purple .

A little native.

 Two natives : Delphinium trollifolium and Red Columbine

Centaurea montana came with the house.

Weigela is full of blooms this year !

P.'Turkish delight ' is just beginning to get going.
Lunaria annua 'Rosemary Verey' 

Eythronium 'Kondo and Epimedium lishihchenii

Lamium orvala  and Beesia deltophylla

Astrantia major and Euphorbia blackbird 

Euphorbia polychroma

A big whopping clump of Euphorbia oblongata , one of many clumps.

Astrantia major 'abbey road'

A think this is one of the Pacific coast Iris I got from Alison at last years plant swap.

Persicaria bistorta with  Geranium phaeum 'Samobor'

The Ghost Ferm makes a nice backdrop for this new Aquilegia …from Alison at this years  plant swap.

Another one from Alison !

Geranium phaeum 'darkest of all'

Armeria 'rubrifolia'

These must be my most exciting blooms ! Sinocalycanthus 'Hartiage wine'
Thank you Carol for hosting May Dreams Gardens


  1. All so very nice. I picked up some columbine at the plant swap - you may have brought them. There are so many nice varieties!

  2. I got a couple of Lunaria from you a few years ago at the swap, the babies of those plants are flowering this year. Love them! My Aquilegia are just getting started. They sow themselves all over.

  3. Oh goodness...what a bouquet of color in your spring garden! Jealous that you have a native columbine growing..I've tried to start them from seed without success. grr. Happy GBBD!

  4. Your garden does May Bloomday well! I'm especially impressed with your Euphorbia polychroma, wow...mines just a little thing.

  5. thank you for letting me look around . I love epimediums so seeing a new one, Epimedium lishihchenii, was great.

  6. So glad I talkled you into that Hartlage Wine. Got one myself early this spring...watching it get ready to bloom.

  7. Your aquilegias are so beautiful, Linda! I love their colours. Must be quite a nice surprise to have such a beautiful self-seedling! Your other plants are looking lovely too!
    Best wishes,

  8. Beautiful.
    I loved meeting you.