I wanted to share some new blooms I found in the garden. After making the butterfly garden over the weekend the most I feel like doing is taking pictures of flowers!
Here are the latest blooms:
Deutzia 'Chardonay Pearls' This is when it looks best, right before the blooms open and it looks like pearls are growing from the branches. This shrub has stayed very small, about 2 feet by 2 feet.
Dicentra spectabilis White bleeding heart. They don't seem to get as big as the pink variety, but I still love them. Their foliage is a little more yellowish green than the darker green of the pink flowered variety.
Dicentra hybrida Fernleaf bleeding heart. I've read that these are hybrids of D. formosa and D. eximia. This is the only flower, but at least it grew at all this year.
Solomon's Seal (polygonatum) I managed to save all but one from getting stepped on this year. They have begun to spread, and I'm really happy about that. They are under a twisted old rhododendron that probably won't bloom for another month. Solomon's Seal likes shade and doesn't seem to mind the fairly dry soil they are in, although I think they prefer more moisture.
And now I'm off to help chaperone my oldest daughter's class trip. We'll be gone for 3 days and 2 nights so I won't be around to visit your blogs until the weekend.
I hope to have pictures of the native plants that grow where we'll be.
See you in a few days!