Friday, May 18, 2012

Belated Bloom Day

Traveling caused me to miss the official Garden Blogger's Bloom Day for May, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. But like gardeners all across America, I am enjoying the explosion of spring blooms! Without further ado...
My spring stalwarts, native columbines, are blooming... are golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)
And fellow carrot-family member, Taenidia integerrima. See how similar they look with their yellow umbels? The latter likes shade and can tolerate dryness, however, while the former likes moist sun.
Some prairie smoke (Geum triflorum) is still in its "flower" stage, prior to forming the "smoky" seedhead.
Salvias are starting to bloom too...
...but best of all is saved for last! Proving the old adage about good things and those who wait, after three long years my 'Twilite' Prairieblues baptisias are blooming!
Ahhh, worth the wait! Also blooming: Peonies; Heucheras; Chives; Camassia (mostly finished)


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garden girl said...

Such a beautiful color on that baptisia, Rose! Worth the wait.

Our prairie smoke doesn't look like it will bloom this year. Took three years for it to bloom - wasn't expecting it to miss year 4. Ah well, such are the vagaries of nature!

Any day's a good day for a Bloom Day. Glad to see what's blooming in your garden.

Lea said...

Very pretty!
Have a wonderful day!
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Rose said...

Hooray for the baptisia! I love these plants; they're definitely worth the wait.

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