May seems to be the beginning of non-stop flowers in my garden. It seems like so much is blooming right now and so many plants are full of buds getting ready to burst open. Going out to take pictures for Bloom Day was exciting, not only seeing what is blooming, but what's yet to come. I notice as I take pictures for the current Bloom day I'm making a mental note of what will be blooming the next month.
But for now, I'll just enjoy what I have blooming today:
Lots of Columbines. Lots! Spanish bluebells are blooming in the background.
This is one I bought a couple of years ago, but I don't have the tag anymore. It is pretty short compared to most in my garden.
One of the many that have reseeded. There seems to be a lot of purple in all sizes and shapes.
Bunchberry (cornus canadensis) is having a great blooming year. It was slow in establishing, but it's spreading and blooming a lot this spring.
Coral Bells (heuchera) 'Firefly' is a hummingbird magnet.
Jacob's Ladder (polemonium) This one doesn't seem to have the grape smell, but it could be because it was wet from the rain. This is a short variety with smaller flowers. It doesn't reseed like my more common ones.
Weigela 'Minuet' is covered in blooms. The hummingbirds love this one and I love it because it will stay small. It's a very slow grower.
Syringa vulgaris 'Ludwig Spaeth' smells so good! Most of the blooms are at the top like most of the lilacs I see around here. Is there a trick to get them to bloom lower down too?
Snowball bush (viburnum but unsure what type) This has gotten so big! The blooms on this are smaller than some, I think it might be because it's fairly shady here.
Up close you can see the snowball flower is still light green, but it is beginning to turn white.
Other flowers currently blooming: pulmonaria going on month 4, hellebores just finishing, Bleeding hearts (dicentra spectablilis), Pink flowering dogwoods, other Jacob's Ladder, deutzia 'Chardonnay Pearls', daphne 'Summer Ice', tiarella, oxalis and more.
Visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens to see what else is blooming around the world.