Carol of May Dreams Gardens invites us each month to display what’s blooming in our gardens on the 15th of every month. Though I missed it by one day, belated still counts in the gardening world.
While my garden is still getting her adolescent legs under her, she has lots of showing off happening right now. With coltish smaller displays, there is room to grow in between plants. As always, just wait till NEXT year, right?
Starting with my favorites, (don’t tell the others), the Yellow Sunny Knockout Rose is knocking me out (below):
It’s her first year in my garden (a birthday present to myself last fall), and she loves her new location. Here’s a closeup of the blooms; they open quite lemon yellow and a day or so later fade to a lovely cream. Combined with her rosy fragrance, she’s quite the gal!
I like how she combines with Senorita Rosalita Cleome, a proven winner trialed by Pam/Digging and made all of us Austin bloggers clamor for one of our own:
A better look at Senorita Rosalita, one of 5 (yes, I said five) in my yard. A great annual for filling in empty spots that will someday be filled by nearby perennials:
Another top-of-my-list favorite is Marilyn’s Choice Abutilon. Hardy and showy, she’s very happy in her morning sun location with rich soil:
I hope those same conditions are right for the white-blooming Diamond Frost Euphorbia, because I like the two of them together:
And one of the great joys of Bloom Day is that I always find a surprise waiting for me. Today’s shocker is this newly-planted-last-winter Camellia in bloom now! And to top it off, the plant tag had indicated a white bloom. So she really is quite the off-color jokester:
Verbena in many forms is off-the-charts gorgeous everywhere this year. I have several colors:
I love this combo of native Moss Verbena and Daylillies:
Mock Orange is always a lovely spring show, giving me blooms for about 3 weeks. Here she is, right on time:
Nearby, this is the first time I’ve gotten these two plants to bloom together, and I’m lovin’ it! Coral Honeysuckle with Primrose Jasmine:
The Byzantine Gladiolus returned this year with long-lasting show-stopping neon fuchsia blooms:
My acid-soil, morning sun container is so far working to give me that southern garden charm. I hope I can keep the stock tank container watered enough through the hot summer to keep everything alive. Here’s Autumn Belle Encore Azalea going to town in her Sunday best:
Next to her is the new addition of Clerodendron Bleeding Heart Vine, also known as Glory Bower:
I’ll finish out with photos of the other blooms; it’s quite a colorful show this spring!
It seems the whole country is in bloom! From gardens to wildflowers, check out the blogroll at May Dreams.