Thursday, May 15, 2008

May Bloom Day

Today is Bloom Day at May Dreams (visit Carol's website for links to other bloggers who are participating). We've had two days of rain (I'm not complaining!) but there were periods of relief. I took the following photos yesterday.

Florida Jasmine

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Honeysuckle 'Pink Lemonade'

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Jerusalem Sage

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Geum 'Mrs. Bradshaw'

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Clematis 'Jackmanii'

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The oakleaf hydrangeas are going to be beautiful this year. Here are three:

'Snow Queen'

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'Snowflake'

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'Dayspring'

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Spirea 'Gold Mound'

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And, of course, more roses!

'Sea Foam'

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'Gruss an Auchen'

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'Belinda'

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'Tausendschon'

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'Gartendirektor Otto Linne'

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'Felicia'

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'New Dawn'

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'Marjorie Fair'

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'Knock Out' with St. Joseph's Lilies

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'Robin Hood'

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And here's Michael at Bennett's Nursery in Huntsville. We drove up there on Monday. It is worth the hour drive just to shop at this nursery. They have a great selection of plants, many that can't be found except in catalogs. Thank goodness there is not one here in Florence!

12 comments:

  1. Great garden photos. You can really tell how hard you work at your garden.

    Jan
    Always Growing

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  2. I wondered if you shopped at Bennetts...They spoke at a local Perennial Plant Society meeting and I was all set for a field trip! So it's worth the drive?

    The rain has beaten the life out of some of the flowers here....yours look like they survived!

    Very nice post Phillip...loved stopping by!


    gail

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  3. As always, wonderful photos. I can't wait until we fill our garden up! I love getting a peek into your gardens! And the drip system? What did you decide?

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  4. Hi Phillip, you have the most incredible roses I have ever seen, so many varieties and so perfectly blousey. Gruss is exquisite. They are the stuff of dreams.
    Frances

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  5. Love your Lutyen's bench in the background. I am convinced. I need a few more roses. Now i just have to figure out which ones?

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  6. Incredible show, Phillip. Love the Oak Leaf Hydrangeas and have never, ever seen a more beautiful one than yours.

    Your roses are outstanding as well. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous garden with us.

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  7. Wow, just gorgeous. The 'Gartendirektor Otto Linne' is an amazing rose, I'll have to look it up. And I love your oak leaf hydrangeas- had some at my old house and want them again but can't figure out a good shady area.

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  8. What beautiful flowers. I'll echo the other comments... those are outstanding oakleaf hydrangeas.

    Thanks for joining in once again for bloom day. Your garden must be quite the place to see in May.

    Carol, May Dreams Gardens

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  9. Having three kinds of Oakleaf Hydrangeas is so cool, Phillip! They're all so happy looking, as are the wonderful roses... the color of Gruss an Achen is perfectly beautiful.

    I can understand your feelings for Bennetts! Far SW Austin's Natural Gardener has a large and varied plant selection and is about 45 minutes away from my house...sometimes I wish it were closer, but other times know it's safer to have a little distance between my wallet and those temptations ;-]

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  10. Wow, spring is definitly in full bloom in your garden. I can't believe how big your Oakleaf Hydrangeas are. Your 'Pink Lemonade Honeysuckle is also a stunner.

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  11. You have a wonderful selection of plants for bloomday. I'm quite surprised your oakleaf hydrangeas are so far along while our H. paniculatas are still just putting out new shoots.

    Your roses are lovely esp. the 'Gruss an Auchen'. I'm also glad to see the knockout rose becomes a good sized bush. Ours remain stunted but I was hoping they would eventually grow larger.

    I have never seen the lovely Jerusalem sage before.

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