Sunday, May 15, 2016

BloomDay May 2016

There are no shortage of blooms this month, and May is always transitional here. The winter and spring rains are likely over, so the watering of the garden begins. I managed to hold off on all but containers until yesterday, but when the Lavender is wilting you know it's time to take action.
 Poppies have been mostly a no-show the last few years. I typically scatter seed in fall , and with little or no winter rain the seeds either never came up or came up too late. This year they are everywhere, but all one variety.

Papaver somniferum Laurens Grape

 


Worlds cutest grass, Biza media.



 Briza media with the cast iron pure yellow Gaillardia


 Most of the roses have completed the first bloom flush of the season, here are a couple of the stragglers.

Sally Holmes



Lady Emma Hamilton



Phlomis with Verbena bonariensis



The first Sanguisorba flower of the year is S. 'Chocolate Tips'



The excellent Clematis 'Rooguchi' ..



Feijoa sellowiana



Eryngium 'jos eijking' is stopping the show in my front garden this year.




  This is Agastache 'Grapefruit Nectar' just starting to bloom in the hell strip.



As always, thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting this global event on the 15th of each month. Be sure to stop by for your monthly bloom tonic !