I almost forgot it was Bloom Day today. It seems like I was just taking pictures for May! I've had a lot of flowers that have started blooming since June began. I remember the first GBBD that I participated in was January. I had to go out examining every plant in search of a flower or two. Now there are so many I don't have room to put them all on here. I'll try to share just the most recent ones here today.
Fleabane (Erigeron speciosus) does great in full sun, it's just starting to bloom now.
Clematis 'Peppermint' seems to be liking where I planted it. It's continuing to put out new flowers.
Penstemon 'Husker Red' with Knautia behind it. I planted two last year. The other one is still just a small clump of leaves just above the soil, very strange.
Pink 'Flower Carpet' Rose has lots of roses and buds. This is a tough, disease resistant rose. It handles being cut back if it gets to big and just keeps on flowering all summer.
Oriental Poppy 'Princess Victoria Louise' just started blooming. This one caught me off guard the other day as I was backing out of my driveway. I had to stop and look at it before I went on my way. I love how inky black the centers are.
I think I did show the bud of this flower before. The world's shortest oriental lily blooming alongside Alyssum 'Tiny Tim'. The others that I planted with it are much taller and not quite ready to bloom.
Sugar Snap peas are flowering and there are peas ready to be picked as well. I've got lots of flowers on the tomatoes and peppers too.
Veronica spicata is blooming at the front of the beds. I can't remember what this one is called, but it does have the word blue in it.
Veronica 'Lilac Fantasy' is a great one that the hummingbirds love. This one has reseeded around the original plant which I didn't realize it would do. Even the babies have flowers on them. Behind them are yellow daylilies.
Yarrow (achillea) 'Gold Plate' is blooming with Salvia. These two are great during dry times like we're having. I don't think I've watered them more than once and they look great.
Clematis 'Jackmanii' has taken over the trellis again. Maybe this is why 'Nelly Moser' never has a fighting chance. I think I'll be moving her this fall. This is just the beginning of the flowers, it will be like this all summer.
Also blooming now are: Roses, Peonies, Penstemons, Lady's Mantle, Nepeta, Nigella, Breadseed Poppies, Waterlilies, Wallflowers, Deutzia, Clematis 'Ville de Lyon', Persian cornflower and more.
Coming soon: Hydrangeas, more Clematis, Bachelor Buttons, Lavatera, lavender, lilies and lots more as well.
To see more blooms from around the world visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens.