After months of waiting, the day has finally come--May 15, the last frost date in my Zone 5 garden! Time to safely plant annuals . . . now if I could just find the time to buy some, let alone plant them. It's also time for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, the day to showcase what is blooming in our gardens. Here's a quick look at what is blooming in my garden, but please keep your eyes focused on the blooms only--between being gone for a week and intermittent rain, there has been very little time for weeding.
May in my garden is more a time of promise, with buds and lots of green growth, but few blooms. However, the clematis 'Nelly Moser' enjoys May and is the most prolific bloomer here. She would probably look even better if I had pruned her earlier, but the warm weather in early April caught me by surprise. In addition to 'Nelly,' other early bloomers include Nepeta 'Walker's Low," Salvia 'May Night,' Salvia 'Eveline,' and a few blossoms on the red Knockout roses. There are also some "hangers-on" from the April Bloom Day, most notable Brunnera, 'Jack Frost.'
And finally, I've saved what may be the best for last--the renowned Practically Perfect Pink Phlox, Phlox Pilosa, brought home last October from the generous gardener at Clay and Limestone. Thanks, Gail!
For a look at more blooms from around the world, be sure to visit our hostess, the Queen of May, Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Also, if you missed my last post, take a quick look at the photos below of some gorgeous blooms in Portland, Oregon where azaleas and rhododendrons rule!