Today is Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day, a wonderful idea created by Carol at May Dreams Gardens who invites us to share what is blooming in our gardens once a month on the 15th. I am happy to share with her some of the most colorful blossoms that are showing in my garden this day.
This is my last iris. I had thought this bunch had finished for the season, but two sturdy scapes just appeared, each with three or four buds, and this is the result. I think this is ‘Clarence,’ but I am not absolutely sure. Whatever its name, I am quite captivated by it, and I am looking forward to seeing it bloom again in the fall.
Clematis ‘General Sikorski’ and ‘Comptesse de Bouchard’ are in full bloom. In past years I have cut them back about half after they finish blooming, and they have reliably rebloomed later in the summer.
Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’ has been a mainstay in my gardens for many years. In some years I have had it in bloom every day of the year. Not this year because of our particularly cold winter, but it plays a nice role now at the edge of a border.
Alas, the peonies are about to be finished. They have been wonderful this year and I will miss them the rest of the season. Why doesn’t a genius breeder develop a reblooming peony?
This is the first time I’ve tried Gerbera and African daisies in pots, and I am quite pleased with the color they are adding. The Persian Starflower keeps coming back each year; it is a great allium.
The annual snapdragons, ‘Anthony Waterer’ spirea, and gold lantana with mercadonia are all adding color to the garden now.