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!

Spring is springing!

Spring is springing!

Each day new signs of spring are emerging, despite the recent cold temperatures. I took my camera out in the yard over the last few days, and look what I found!

Click each photo to get up close and personal!

Silver Maple Blossoms

Red Maple Blossoms

White Crocus

Purple Crocus

Cornell Pink Azalea

It won’t be long before all these buds are open and filling the yard with color, and we’ll be looking for the next succession of blossoms to cheer us up!

I hope Spring is on your doorstep also!


Bloom Day for August!

Bloom Day for August!

Today is Garden Bloggers Bloom day for August, A time we share what’s blooming in our gardens with the world. Enjoy!
Buddleia 'Black Knight'
Buddleia 'Black Knight'
Hemerocallis 'Chicago Apache'
Hemerocallis ‘Chicago Apache’
Lobelia cardinalis
Lobelia cardinalis
Echinacea - assorted
Echinacea – assorted
Hydrangea 'Endless Summer'
Hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’
Liatris 'Floristan White'
Liatris ‘Floristan White’
See you amongst the flowers!