Friday, May 15, 2009

May flowers for bloggers' bloom day

Here's my contribution to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. There are many more things in bloom than I have time to list. We have been fortunate to have a relatively cool spring, so the early bulbs and flowering shrubs are lasting a long time. I love it when we get a prolonged spring.

Lily-flowered tulip Claudia (I think) with bleeding-heart

Brunnera with daffodils and epidmedium in the back

White Angel crab apples in the "orchard"

Eastern Redbud in the shrub border
(This was a tiny seedling given to us by my mother a few years ago)

John's rock garden is in its spring glory right now

My Euphorbia polychroma hedge - these were all self-sown plants moved to the edge of a walkway

To see Bloom Day contributions from many more garden bloggers, head on over to May Dreams Gardens.

© Yvonne Cunnington, Country Gardener

17 comments:

  1. Lovely, Yvonne. I'd love a redbud! And a few more acres to grow it in. (Although every time I whine about space, I try to remind myself: silly, you barely have time to care for the microgarden!)

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  2. Wow! That rock garden looks amazing.

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  3. Wow, the euphorbia is amazing! And I love all the shrubs in bloom. Happy GBBD!

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  4. Love your bulbs and companions.

    Also like the multitrunked redbud; think I'll cut mine to the ground and let it start anew.

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  5. You and I have some Bloom Day plants in common! :) I love your rock garden, and just purchased some Brunnera for a project I'm working on -- love those wispy blue flowers.

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  6. I love those purple tulips!

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  7. Wow, so glad you all stopped by to comment on this May blooms day. Welcome, and I do hope you'll visit again. Helen, you so right: it takes a lot of time to care for a garden this size. You have to be devoted, and do a lot of weeding and pruning. Am trying to take two days off each week, as it's almost a full-time job, but I do admit to having some gardening help.

    Thanks all! Cheers/Yvonne

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  8. Your spring blooms are heavenly right now! I love the Claudia tulips in the first shot with Dicentra. What a pretty combination. :) Your hedge of Euphorbia polychorma is fun, they multiply so easily that I have tons of them too. They really are a nice filler in shade or sun.

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  9. Hi Yvonne, I continue to be amazed about how far ahead of us you are - though only "a few" kilometres away and north that is - the lake effect really shows. I haven't posted any "Garden Bloggers bloom day" yet, hopefully by June I will join.
    As always your displayes are gorgeous.

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  10. Thanks for visiting, Perennialgardener. Salix: I'm amazed at how much difference the lake effect makes.

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  11. Yvonne .. You are so gifted with the design of your garden and so lucky to be in such a beautiful area too !
    Those tulips are perfect .. and I have to admit I am totally smitten by the rock garden.
    I do have a question .. I am interested in the Redbud .. being in zone 5b .. what cultivar of Redbud (such as yours) is a hardy to our area ? .. I have a corner with full light .. to perhaps replace a failing lilac .. any tips ?
    Joy

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  12. Hi Joy: Thanks for your comment and visit. I think redbud would be ok for you. It's regularly so cold and windy here in the winter that our forsythias don't bloom, but the redbud has been very reliable. I just checked my Dirr Manual of Wood Landscape Plants, and he says it's hardy to Zone 4 and states that it can actually be grown in Minneapolis, MN (Zone 3b), if the seed source is local. I hope that helps. Cheers/Yvonne

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  13. That Euphorbia is amazingly cool! It's interesting what blooms in combination in different parts of the world.

    I LOVE John's rock garden!

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  14. Tony the garden guy10:58 PM

    Yvonne,

    Love all your recent pics, mostly the tulip one...Love the color,etc. Thank You for another comment on my blog as well. Hope to talk to you again.

    Tony

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  15. Thanks, Tony. Keep in touch. Best wishes/Y

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  16. I thought I'd posted here but probably started and then my computer froze!
    Everything looks SO beautiful Yvonne! And John's rock garden is stunning too! It just keeps getting better!!

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  17. Really.. Nice images. All the plants are looking so beautiful because of their color combination. Thanks a lot for this great work..

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-Yvonne, aka Country Gardener