Saturday, May 15, 2010

May Bloom Day, the Fairest of All


It was hard to wait until the 15th when so many blossoms were opening, but it was worth the wait to see this Amaryllis, blooming in front of a big pot of Begonias:


and this:

My fav yellow daylily, Brocaded Gown. This daylily lines the back sides of two beds in the front where White Crape myrtles anchor one end. White Crapes have big fat buds.

and this:

Salmon Sheen, which won the Stout Medal in 1959. I was still in High School. Like me, it persists.

What about these? They've been blooming a while but they are still stunning:

Petunias, Larkspur and Rose Campion. Some self seeded, some I sprinkled seed in a timely fashion.

Of course, Oakleaf Hydrangeas are the biggest blooms in the garden just now.

Pink Spiraea is blooming too, echinacea, and pink roses in the distance. True lilies are coming.

Happy Bloom Day.
You can see some blooms not shown here in my Dotty Plants Blog.

Be sure to visit May Dreams Gardens where your host Carol has a long list of Bloom Day participants.

16 comments:

  1. It is so amazing to see you have Daylilies blooming already! I love the landscape shots ... very lovely Nell Jean!

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  2. It's all quite lovely ... my favourite, though, is that patch of petunia, larkspurs and rose campion. The long views of your garden beds with the oak leaf hydrangeas are quite stunning.

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  3. You are just a few weeks ahead of us Nell jean...I am thoroughly enjoying your daylilies~They are a breath of sunshine that this Nashville gardener needs right now! I am smitten with the larkspur, rose campion and petunia combo! gail

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  4. Happy Bloom Day! All your photos are so lovely but I must say the oakleaf hydrangeas are especially so. I planted two in my garden this spring and am anxious to see them bloom for the first time - of course here in CT I'll be waiting until midsummer.

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  5. Beautiful photos! I, too, had amaryllis blooms, faded before Bloom Day, but oh, what a delightful surprise for us. The former owners of our home had planted them, and they came as a surprise. Oakleaf hydrangeas-I must look into those.

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  6. The full garden shots are BeAuTiFuL! I love the colors of your daylilies.

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  7. Your garden is always breath taking! Lovely, Lovely, Lovely...

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  8. Beautiful! My rose campion's are just now coming into bloom. I love the way they look with the larkspur. I will do that next year. Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden.

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  9. Just stunning! And I enjoy the little frames on top of pictures. What a great way to sneak in a few more photos.

    Happy bloom day!

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  10. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing. I miss most of those as we leave Georgia for our Washington home around the middle of April. Things are blooming here too, though...just different stuff. My lilies won't be blooming for another couple of weeks at least. Love yours!

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  11. Nell, Your blooms are beautiful. I love the pale yellow of 'Brocaded Gown.' 'Salmon Sheen' wouldn't fit anywhere in my garden right now, but I'm going to do a flower bed in red-yellow-orange hues in the future, and I'll keep this one in mind then. I love a lot of the old standard daylilies without all the ruffles, picotee, etc. -Jean

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  12. Happy May to you. I love the springtime exuberance, and the effect of the white hydrangeas lighting up the shade is gorgeous.

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  13. Mmm, that rose campion and larkspur are mighty pretty. The daylilies are lovely too (what am I saying? it's all pretty!).

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  14. Those beautiful daylilies give me a taste of what is to come in my own garden! Thanks for commenting on my blog. Happy Bloom Day! Pam

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  15. I have no experience in gardening but I love these flowers very much I appreciate the way these photos have been taken.

    Another thing which drew me to stop by this blog is the title: Secrets of a Seed scatterer.

    It reminds me this wonderful quote:

    "Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof."



    Thanks you so much.

    Keep up your good work.
    [Julie Moir Messervy]

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  16. Just wanted to clear that I just shared the words of Julie Moir Messervy.

    Thanks once more.
    Best Wishes!
    Ibn Hanif

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I look forward to comments and questions and lively discussion of gardening and related ideas.



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