Connecticut’s weather cannot make up its mind. Spring began cold and wet, remained well into May, then turned hot, humid and dry. Everything waiting to bloom rapidly burst into color. Then, almost as quickly, faded.
I cannot resist sharing some of the blossoms that have come and gone since May’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day so here’s quick tour of the blooms of the last four weeks .
Late May 2011:
Amsonia Blue Star, columbine and stachys. Clematis and rhododendron
Along the driveway near the back door.
A few bearded iris: unknown lavender blend and white;
black and the lovely Beverly Sills.
Oriental poppy and peony made a brief show.
Globe allium and scabiosa joined the late May party and still show their purple hues today.
Before the rain of the last two days I caught this shrub rose accompanied by lavender ready to pop.
Nasturtium bloom in yellow and soft orange, campanula blue and pink pinks show off beneath the good old lavender blossoms of sage, salvia nemorosa and Louisiana iris add deep purple hues while penstemon holds white blossoms tall, and lavender and late iris are ready to burst into full show. But with rain keeping my camera inside, these flowers will have to remain in the gardener’s imagination.
Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is the brain child of Carol at May Dreams Gardens. She graciously hosts this web-wide garden party on the 15th of each month. Head to May Dreams Gardens to catch a glimpse of the lovely blossoms gardeners from all over the world share on this day.
Happy June … Happy Gardening.