Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – May 2011

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – May 2011

We are very happy here at Blue heron Landscapes to be able to join in the Bloom Day fun once again! It’s been a long cold rainy spring here in the northeast, so there hasn’t been much to crow about until now. Enjoy!

The Daffodils (Narcissus cvs.) have just finished for the season. I love the delicate hues of this one, although I can’t remember its name.

I shared this Korean Azalea (Rhododendron yedoense var. poukanense) on Wordless Wednesday, but it sure is worth another look.

Clematis ‘Pink Flamingo’ is not your ordinary Clematis!

The unusual, but very pretty blossoms of our Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum).

An unknown cultivar, this Azalea (Rhododendron Hybrid) greats visitors with a brilliant show each spring.

Rhododendron carolinianum, understated beauty!

Perhaps my favorite naturalizing tree, the clean white bracts of a White Dogwood (Cornus florida).

Another unknown Azalea (Rhododendron Hybrid) we inherited when we bought the house. When this one is in bloom, the back room glows pink as the sunlight reflects off its impressive display!

A welcome volunteer, this native Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) graces our deck each spring!

As always, many thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for creating and hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, please visit her site to see what’s blooming elsewhere!

6 thoughts on “Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – May 2011

  1. Poukanense and dogwoods bloomed in my garden back in March. It’s nice to see them again in a cooler climate. It’s interesting to watch spring move northward a few miles a day. Was your daffodil Pink Charm? That’s one of my favs, also long since bloomed here. We are in lily, daylily and Crape Myrtle mode.

    1. It’s been fun from this end too Nell, watching as the spring creeps northward. Pink Charm doesn’t sound right, but it may be. It’s been a while since they were planted, I guess i should dig out my notes. Thanks for the comments!

  2. My native columbine grows at the base of a granite outcropping, its blossoms popping out under the protection of a fallen tree. Looking for it and watching it bloom is a simple pleasure. Didn’t plant it, don’t care for it, but enjoy it annually.

  3. I love Horse Chestnut…such amazingly beautiful plants in all seasons…one of my biggest regrets about having such a small plot is not being able to have one of those trees 😦

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