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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day -- May 2018

It's once again Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, so yesterday on one of the hottest days of the spring so far I walked around the garden and took note with my camera of what was flowering in mid-May. Our weather lately has been sunny and warm and I've been spending every spare moment in the garden, working on revamping a bed in the back, potting up tuberous Begonias, moving the tender plants out of the greenhouse, etc., etc., etc.

I barely have the time or energy or inclination to blog or take photos of what I'm doing. I'm pushing myself to get as much done as possible before I hit the wall of complete and utter exhaustion, burn out, or die, whichever comes first.

Anyway, here's what's flowering in my garden.

Begonia boliviensis

Dicentra 'Gold Heart'

A sea of Anthriscus sylvestris

Lamium orvala

Saxifraga 'London Pride'

Soapwort, hardy Geranium, Dicentra formosa and yellow Corydalis

Flowers flowering


I also have some plummy frilly Columbines flowering in another bed, where they have sown themselves in a strange variety of forms.

Crambe maritima flowering in the pot ghetto

Magnolia laevifolia flowered a week ago and is finished now, but I've included it here for recording purposes
Silene 'Ray's Golden Campion'

Pacific Coast Iris in the front bed

Two diofferent PCIs mingling -- they need thinning and dividing

Lavandula stoechas 'Boysenberry Ruffles'

Alyssum and hardy Geranium

Grevillea 'Canberra Gem'

Grevillea 'Canberra Gem'

Allium being admired by my array of head planters

Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day on the 15th of every month. Check out her post here.