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Sunday, May 15, 2011

May Bloom Day

Kousa Dogwood
I don't know about the rest of you but I've been disappointed with spring so far. First, the early bloom display of the yoshino cherries lasted about 3 days and then the same thing happened with the roses! They bloomed really early this year and then were zapped by storms and rain. Normally, our garden is glorious around Mother's Day but this is the first year that I can recall when most of the roses were kaput on that day. We had three days of 90s last week and this weekend has been damp, dark, dreary and chilly. Can there be a happy medium? Sorry for my rant!

Despite the setbacks, I found a few blooms for Bloom Day, a day when bloggers share what is blooming in their gardens. For more gardens, visit May Dreams Gardens.

Some of the roses that are still blooming -


"Super Dorothy"
"Sea Foam"'

"Scarlet Meidiland"

"Nearly Wild"
The hydrangeas are also beginning - 


"Twist n' Shout"

"Bluebird"

"Dayspring"

"Endless Summer"

"Madame Emile Mouillere"

"Snowflake"
Bonfire Begonia

Loropetalum, Thuja "Green Giant", Bamboo

Rose Campion, Lamb's Ear, unidentified rose

Creeping Bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides)

Clematis "Jackmanii"



Euonymous "Emerald n' Gold"'



Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

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