Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Garden Blogger Bloom Day May 2012

It's May, it's May the lusty month of May...and there are many new blooms in the garden and even more continuing blooms. They are so very cute in their over-the-top exuberance! Anyway...someone goofed and started too many gardening projects, therefore things are busy here in the garden. So there will be very little talk and just a few photos, starting now!

Alstroemeria Regina is a wonderful bloomer, spreading all over the fountain bed.

Lavender trumpet vine, Clytostoma callistegioides took over the bloom job from the Lady Banks rose on the fence...they grow tangled together.

Passion flower, passiflora is such a wild bloom! Dad always liked them but I have only recently been converted. I used to think they looked fake..now I can't stop appreciating them.

Nigella damascena is delicate, fancy and scares me. I worry it has plans to take over. I, however, plan to limit the seed scattering to a reasonable amount.

A passalong poppy. I will be very careful with the seed...I have many fewer this year than I did last. None of the seeds grew except the ones in pots.

This bee is thoroughly enjoying the Campanula poscharskyana.

Other May blooms include salvias, roses, pelargoniums, lavenders, columbine, carnations, begonias, solanum jasminoides, abutilons, brunsfelsia, cranesbill, foxgloves, and scabiosa.

May is also the favorite month over at May Dreams Gardens where our loyal leader Carol invites everyone to share their blooms each month. Head over there to see what's blooming around the world!

And if you are interested in winning a copy of Lorene Edwards Forkner's Handmade Garden Projects go here.


Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Leslie, there are so many things I see on your blog that I can't grow. I can enjoy yours though.~~Dee

Gail said...

I agree with Dee and see several plants that I sure wish liked my zone 7a garden! The alstroemeria is one of them! xogail

Larry said...

I certainly can relate to your taking on "too many" projects! Lovely blooms! Larry

Layanee said...

Your blooms are definitely in the 'lusty' category. They put it right out there for all to see.

Commonweeder said...

Leslie - It is always a joy to visit David - even if it creates some zone envy.

Unknown said...

Lusty blooms, indeed! I'm glad that you came around to the passionflower, Leslie. I've always loved them--I think that they look like something crazy and beautiful out of a Dr. Seuss book! :-)

Northern Shade said...

The Campanula poscharskyana looks great weaving between the green foliage. I like their ability to fill in the little spaces with pretty blooms. I have several medium and darker blue ones, but haven't seen such a light blue before.

Annie in Austin said...

So many pretty flowers but it only took one look at that Lavender Trumpet vine to fill my heart with plant lust, Leslie. Hummingbirds love the rampant orange kind... ever see them on the Lavender trumpet vine?

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Garden Chair said...

Hello Leslie!

Beautiful flowers. Pitty I can't grow here the Pasifolia :( It looks wonderful!

Garden Chair