Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - May 2021

 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Lots of Pink for "Anything Goes" Pink Saturday!

The Pollinator Garden

 

 right: Russell lupine

left top: Firecracker penstemon

left bottom: Rose Marvel salvia 

Various Beds

left top: Persian Blue allium

right top: calendula

left bottom: butterfly weed

right bottom: Moonshine yarrow and the first lance-leaf coreopsis

Front Yard

left top: view (with ugly Sunset rockrose not in bloom yet - I think I'm going to tear it out)

right top: Red Riding Hood penstemon, CA poppies, and corn poppies

left bottom: corn poppies, CA poppies, Moonshine yarrow

right bottom: Sageleaf rockrose

Individuals

 Black Sea Man tomato

Onion chives - it's a great year for onion chives!  They are out blooming themselves everywhere I have them.

Firewitch dianthus

My favorite iris, name unknown


Yellow Emperor Ixia
 

Welsh onion - I originally grew it for the flowers, but now I eat it too!  It's a perennial bunching onion.

Rozanne hardy (cranesbill) geranium

Baby Bells™ 'Lime Swizzle' coral bell - the lime green leaves aren't from the coral bell, they are actually lime balm.  If you love the smell of lemon balm, give lime balm a try!

rose - unknown variety

 
Allium neapolitanum  - a BIG disappointment, there were supposed to be a rainbow mix called Mountain Bells, with white, yellow, and pink (neapolitanum, moly, and some pink I forget what).  As you see, only white.  Messy foliage with not much to recommend them, so, I'm going to pull them out. 


Happy Gardening!  Have a Great Weekend!



 

Comments

  1. At some point, I think every gardener has to learn the rule to pull out plants that don't work/perform. It's not my favorite thing to do. But it gets easier with every time I have to do it.
    I love the planting with the pink and red poppies and the softer red Penstemon. They look great together. Happy Bloom Day!

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    1. That's true. I try not to show mercy! It's hard when I'm dividing something like oregano, I know I can't rehome them all! The poppies just happened to be those colors, the seeds were just "mixed."

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  2. Beautiful! I especially like the Iris and the Rose
    Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!

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    1. They are growing right next to each other! The rose was here when I moved in, it's old and smells nice. I guess it smells nice because it's old, the newer ones are scentless. I like bearded iris, in fact, they are the only iris I like.

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  3. Very, very nice. I love all your red and yellow. Ixia, lovely, and I've never seen the bulbs for sale here in New York. Welsh onion is not hardy here but regular onions grow so well here in the Southern Tier. We buy onion plants for the community garden and almost always get a great crop - in fact spouse is out planting them right now (they finished preparing the garden plots just yesterday). Of course they aren't ornamental so moving on....I also love your purple roses, not a common color where I live. A happy GBBD to you!

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    1. The ixia bulbs were only from the Dollar Tree a couple of years ago, hard little lumps I took a chance on since they were cheap. The rose was here when I moved in, and old one. Maybe Sterling Silver? The seller of the house wanted to take it with her, but ended up leaving it.

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  4. Your garden is so lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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    1. Thank you. And thank you for coming by! I will be visiting other gardens later today. Puppy training classes earlier!

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  5. With every post your garden seems to get more and more beautiful! I'll trade you thumbs lol. Have a great weekend Lisa. :)

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    1. Thank you. You don't see the ugly parts! I will say, I'm very happy with the way the front yard is right now. So many corn poppies. I tore out all but one gaura, so after they fade I hope some daylilies take over, but they're young yet.

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  6. Oh, I love that bearded Iris, Lisa! I admire your Alliums too - I got two to bloom another year but next year I expect I'll be down to one or none. Lupines of all kinds continue to elude me. I have a Cistus 'Sunset' and, as I recall, it took it's own good time to settle in but then our climates are very different.

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    1. I don't know how long Cistus live, but mine may just be getting old, it's one of the first things I put in, and that was nearly 10 years ago. They aren't attractive without flowers anyway, especially the sageleaf one. My ornamental alliums were terrible this year. Barely any foliage, which died before the buds opened, and few, very small flower heads.

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  7. I love your Allium neapolitanum. I'm used to messy leaves, so I looked it up. All photos I see of it shows it as white flowered. I think you have a beautiful array of flowers. The Yellow Emperor Ixia is very striking.

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    1. Oh, they are pretty for neapolitanum, but the description of the bulbs (Rainbow Mix and Mountain Bells) is supposed to have three kinds of allium.

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    1. There really are. Thing is, by next month this bunch will mostly be replaced by other kinds.

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  9. oooh, that lupine is cool. I needed to look up the Yellow Emperor Ixia. I think I would like these - the catalogs say it is fragrant, too.
    -Ray

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