I know. I’m two days late. But we were in California for my nephew’s wedding on the 15th (it was a lovely event, of course), and I have to play catch up to join Carol at May Dreams Gardens for a review of what is blooming in my garden. The week we were absent saw my garden explode with new color and new blossoms. It seems like the whole neighborhood is blossoming. I have already seen forsythia in full bloom, Bradford Pears covered with white, several cherries turning pink, and new red buds on various maples (none of mine yet).
In my garden low ground covers are full of blooms: (left and bottom right) Ipheion uniflorum ‘Wisley Blue’, (upper right) creeping phlox (Phlox sublata ‘Emerald Blue’). Ipheion may be the number one bulb for multiplication that I have ever grown. One tiny bulb becomes dozens in just a few years…ready for replanting and ready for sharing.
‘Tete-a-Tete’ daffodils have fully opened in a week, and the the pansies have come back strong after suffering through the freezing weather.
The candytuft (Iberis sempervirens) and the creeping ‘Georgia Blue’ veronica (Veronica peducularis) are looking particularly full this year.
My hellebores (top) are better this year than they have ever been in the past. The ‘Red Mill’ Pieris japonica and the rosemary (bottom) are just beginning to open.
When we drove home from the airport, it was like we had landed in another city. Certainly this couldn’t be the Charlotte we left just a week ago. But, yes, it is, and I could not be happier with the changes I see right here in my own back yard.
I do hope Carol will forgive this late entry. I am delighted to share it.