Thursday, May 14, 2009

GBBD May 2009

Every month on the 15th Carol at invites garden bloggers to list what is blooming in their garden. Visit Carol for links to over one hundred gardens world wide and an incredible visual treat!
White lavender, Salvia Caradonna, Blue Veronica bloom near vegetable garden.
Lime scented geranium is still not back to the size it was before freezing back two winters ago but is happier this year than last.

Pelargoniums are blooming around the yard...I like this one because it has a richer color than many of the others I have.

Star jasmine covers the fence in the side yard that contains firewood piles, leaf holding bins (like the one you see at the left), compost bins and various wooden stakes and wire for garden use.

Abutilon Pink Parasol attracts hummingbirds.

Brunfelsia pauciflora, commonly called Yesterday-Today-and-Tomorrow, blooms purple one day, turns lavender the next and ends up white.

Alstroemeria Regina blooms near the fountain.
Another scented geranium...this one rose scented.

Scabiosa Butterfly Blue
Dietes blooms here and there around the garden a reliable, could-be-invasive filler.
Pink carnation blooms in the front garden near the little bench.
Parsley has been left to hopefully reseed.
Red onions planted last fall are beginning to go to seed with the first seed head just opening.
Climbing New Dawn is pretty in the back corner growing into her job of protecting the birds from the neighbor cat. Soon she'll be full enough to keep that killer out!
And yet another scented geranium, this one in a pot, is citrosa.
Penstimon Husker Red blooms near the front door.

The more or less complete list of Davis bloomers for May 2009:

Solanum rantonnetii
Solanum jasminoides
Alstromeria regina
A. unknown pink
Cranesbill biokova
Scented geranium-rose
Scented geranium-lime
Scented geranium-citrosa
Lavendula pinnata buchii
Anisodontea Elegant Lady
A. Hibiscus Bits
A. Very Cranberry
Pink Pandorea
Star Jasmine
Penstimon Husker Red
Wax begonias
Dwarf Carnation Evermore
Scabiosa Butterfly Blue
Felicia amelloides
Nepeta Walker's Low
Sweet Pea Shrub
Salvia Mulberry Jam
S.Dancing Dolls
S.May Night
S. Caradonna
S. Blue Hill
S. Indigo Spires Dwarf
S. greggii
Rosa Flower Girl
R. Berries and Cream
R. Climbing New Dawn
Spanish lavender
Meyer lemon
Bearss lime
Yellow columbine
Bush Mallow
Abutilon Pink Parasol
A. unknown pink


Carol Michel said...

What a great list of blooms. I love that pelargonium, such a rich, vibrant color. And that vine really does hide the "working end" of the garden. It's all beautiful!

Thanks for joining in for bloom day!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I hope I'm not being presumptous, but could you bring me a cutting of that dark Pelargonium? It's a stunner. Your garden must smell wonderful with that huge Jasmine. It makes a great screen. I've been thinking a lot about Dianthus lately, maybe I to get some. Yours is lovely.

EAL said...

I love jasmine; how wonderful to have one that can get as big as it wants outside. Reminds me of Italy.

Cindy, MCOK said...

OK, I want that Abutilon Pink Parasol. I want it BAD. I've never seen one here that color!

Annie in Austin said...

Nice list and lovely photos, Leslie. My star jasmine is on a trellis near the door, not doing any work. Maybe I'll plant another one where it can hide what's behind the shed ;-]

When you get to Chicago I hope you'll get to meet VDBD of Playin Outside - scented geraniums are her specialty. Hope it's all fun and smooth traveling.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

donna said...

Pink Parasol...perfect name for a perfect flower. Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow...another common name that I love. Very nice photos. I always enjoy my visit to your garden.

Linda said...

Impressive list of blooms. I've never heard of Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow. When I googled it I got an Italian film from 1963 starring Sophia Loren! then listings from the UK bringing up a viola first of all, and then the Brunfelsia in a listing of 'exotic plants'. It seems to be a conservatory plant here, and priced at nearly 40 dollars I imagine it shouldn't be risked out of doors in our climate!

growingagardenindavis said...

Thanks Carol for always hosting such a fun day!
MMD...I will be happy to bring a cutting!
EAL I like the scent of the jasmine too...not too overpowering like the pink variety.
Cindy...I'll bring a baby to Spring Fling!
Annie...the worst thing about Spring Fling is that I won't get to meet you. Hopefully someday!
Donna...thanks for visiting again!
Hi Linda! wow, I never knew it was such a valuable plant! It does lose leaves for a short time in winter but requires no care to speak of here otherwise.