Once again, Carol at May Dreams Gardens invites us to share our blooms on the 15th of the month. We are finally getting some rain in Davis, for which I am truly grateful. The few blooms in the garden are a bit bedraggled as a result...a price I am more than willing to pay! We have now gotten a bit more than 50% of average for year-to-date rainfall and I'm hoping the next week will bring the number up even higher. The warm weather has convinced the Santa Rosa plum that it must be time to bloom. Hopefully the cool rain will slow that process and the bees will be able to do their job before it is too late. I have actually seen bees out and about so odds are we will be able to enjoy at least a few plums about mid-June.
The Iberis in the warmer, sunnier spots have begun to bloom also. Other Iberis plantings won't be blooming for weeks yet.
Wanting to get spring on a roll is this stunted bearded iris. I doubt I'll see more any time soon!
The pansies are very happy and have bounced back after being rather energetically picked by an overenthusiastic four year old visitor.
Rosemary Tuscan Blue is brightening up the herb garden. When it looks so cheerful I feel guilty for contemplating it's removal. I have another rosemary elsewhere in the garden and since I am not a rosemary-in-my-food person I'm thinking the space could be given to something I find more useful.
Camellia Chandleri Elegans, an early- to mid-season bloomer, is very prolific this year and the plant itself is finally beginning to have a bit more height.
The cyclamen I've tucked in here and there after Christmas every year bloom at various times. These, covering one of my termite stations, have grown nicely after a couple years.
Other bloomers this month include:
Lavender pinnata bucchii
Dwarf Carnation Evermore
Viburnum Spring Bouquet
Summer snowflakes (leucojum aestivum)