Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: May Addendum

Yesterday was Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, sponsored by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. I hope all will forgive me for overlooking two of the most beautiful blooms in my garden. Better late than….


DSCN2334The white kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa) is covered with blooms. Once again this year like so many plants in my garden, the kousa seems to be having its best showing. Should I ask again, was it our cold winter?

My Arranger spied a new hydrangea this spring when we were shopping around at one of our favorite garden centers. Her eyes fell on a plant that she immediately had to buy. It is a Shooting Star hydrangea, a form I have never before seen. Research informs me that it is a Hydrangea macrophylla, introduced into this country as H.m. ‘Hanabi,’ but renamed ‘Shooting Star’ (I’ve also seen it called ‘Fuji Waterfall’). Regardless of its name, it is a beauty in a pot on our screened porch. It draws rave comments from visitors. I was remiss in not including it in my May GBBD report.


About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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10 Responses to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: May Addendum

  1. Your post is perfect timing. Daughter Claire wanting your dogwood. I will send this on to her. Beautiful!


  2. I love dogwood and so miss the beauties in PA. Up here, dogwood is a bit iffy.


  3. pbmgarden says:

    The kousa is beautiful. Really like the unique hydrangea too. Remarkable.


  4. Cathy says:

    I’m so glad you added this post John, as I didn’t get round to commenting on how lovely everything is looking in yesterday’s post! You are way ahead of us now, with our peonies only just raring to go. I really love that new Hydrangea. Your arranger has such excellent taste!


  5. Your dogwood is fabulous, and the shooting star hydrangea is wonderful. Great pick!


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