Did schoolchildren here on the West coast tell that silly joke too? Growing up in Massachusetts, living for 25+ years only one town away from Lexington and Concord, where the American Revolution began, I was raised with a very concrete awareness of early American history. That little tidbit is, of course, neither here nor there.
It's Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, hosted by Carol Michel of May Dreams Gardens. In the case of this May, our May flowers have brought even more May flowers. Also, yes, we're having showers, but we really could use some heavy rain. Here in the PNW we are heading into the dry summer season with a major deficit of precipitation.
|The lilacs at the end of the driveway are again loaded with flowers, although I do nothing to them.|
|The scent seems to perfume the entire neighborhood|
|Chives in the herb garden are flowering|
|And the ornamental Alliums too|
|One Brugmansia flower survived the recent repotting|
|Not a double flower|
|Only the backside is purple.|
|Abutilon 'Red Tiger' enjoying some fresh spring air|
|California poppies have started opening on these recent sunny days|
|Lunaria annua/Honesty/Money plant|
|The very last Dicentra 'Valentine'|
|I'm not sure if the fab foliage is photo-bombing my shot of the 'Gold Heart' Dicentra flowers, or if it's the other way around.|
|My bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) is flowering after 5 years in the ground|
I have a variety of self-sown Columbines flowering all over the garden.
|And our PNW native Aquilegia formosa|
|Callistemon 'Woodlander's Hardy' -- the shrub is covered in these cool flower buds|
|A second Callistemon is also going to flower heavily|
|Peony 'Cora Louise,' an Itoh peony|
|An herbacious peony is all set to burst|
A couple of Bromeliads are getting ready to flower too.
|The Cardiocrinum gets taller every day|
|I'm excited to see it open|