Saturday, April 14, 2012

Garden Blogger Bloom Day April 2012

Dancing Dolls Salvia
I love Dancing Dolls...but I don't love trying to photograph it...it really does dance with the slightest breeze.  The garden has come alive with blooms! Here are a few of the plants I'm enjoying most this month.

Pea blossom


Peruvian scilla
Aquilegia chrysantha

Scabiosa Butterfly Blue
One more wisteria photo as it leafs out and blossoms fall
Dutch iris
Pelargonium Splendide

Aloe
Dutch iris
Huechera backed by freesias, dutch iris, and bluebells

Other blooms include Rosa Cecile Brunner, sweet alyssum, bearded iris, pansies, argyranthemum, several succulents, several other heucheras, Dwarf Carnation Evermore, iberis, blackberries, and salvia greggii. For more photos of beautiful blooms head over to May Dreams Gardens where Carol hosts this monthly gathering.

14 comments:

Missy said...

Isn't it a pity Wisteria doesn't flower for longer, but then it's spectacular when it does.

Fairegarden said...

It is wonderful, Leslie, but that wisteria is an icon for your garden, so beautiful!

Gail said...

Lovely blooms and I agree with Frances, Wisteria is iconic in your garden. Is it your signature plant? It's certainly beautiful! gail

Mary Pellerito said...

I cannot lie. I adore blue flowers. I especially like your Scabiosa Butterfly Blue. Thank you for sharing.

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All of the featured flowers are my first time to see and I'm got amazed. There's a lot of beautiful flowers that our mother nature can give. That's why we need to protect this and do not abuse.

Hoover Boo said...

Your garden is looking beautiful. The Wisteria is beautiful, but the "Dutch" Iris are my favorite, such clear pure intense colors. Happy Bloom Day!

Ronnie@hurtledto60 said...

Your garden looks gorgeous. The wisteria is truly splendid . What I love about garden blogs from other countries are the diverse and interesting flowers thank you for sharing GBBD and also taking time to visit my blog.

curtissannmatlock.com said...

Oh, soooo beautiful, all of it! The Dutch iris looks so very much like our Louisiana iris. Makes me wonder if I was mistaken in what I planted. Ooooh, wisteria. Ours has come and gone. I adore it beyond reason. Enjoy, and thanks for sharing.

Robin's nest said...

Love the pictures from your garden. I love salvias. Mine are dark blue so I'm going to look for the one you have. Thanks for sharing.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Oooh... 'Splendide' is gorgeous! Is that a scented-leaf one? I don't think that I've seen it around here.

Love all of your beautiful photos. Happy GBBD!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Ooooh, Wisteria!

greggo said...

Always amazed with wisteria blooms. And I know how much work it takes to hold them in check. I wish they would develop a dwarf variety.

Nancy said...

Oh, how I miss the wisteria in my old. Perhaps I should invest in some patience and plant it in this newer one. What a lovely pic!

Leslie said...

Thanks for visiting everyone! I like the continued summer bloom on the wisteria, even though it is much less over-the-top than the big spring bloom! Kim...that pelargonium is not scented...but it was so cute I couldn't resist!