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Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – May 15, 2019

Dicentra

Dicentra

I am celebrating Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day with special pleasure because the blooms have been reluctant to open because of rain, floods and the cold.  Above is Dicentra eximia or fringed leaf bleeding heart. This grows against the house foundation right by the side door and is one of the first to bloom. I am  sure this is because the foundation on the south side of the house creates a heat sink.  It is very cheering this cold wet spring.

Grape hyacinths

Grape hyacinths in front of European ginger and Goldheart Bleeding Heart

The grape hyacinths had me all confused when the lush greenery arrived through the snow. The grape hyacinths were a wonderful surprise. I bought the Goldheart Bleeding Heart behind them at last year’s Bridge of Flowers Plant Sale and I hope to find a white bleeding heart at the BOF sale this Saturday, May 18, up in Shelburne Falls. My husband is coming with me and he will be stationed at a white bleeding heart, if there should be one, when the bell opening the sale rings.

Solomon's Seal

Solomon’s seal

I bought Solomon’s seal at the Bridge of Flowers sale too, but I had to move it early this spring and it is not looking as  fine as it did – but it will.

Doronicum

Doronicum or Leopard’s Bane

This Doronicum or Leopard’s Bane was left over when the BOF sale closed a couple of years ago and it continues, but it might need more sun.  Not the little forget-me-nots near-by. Also from the sale. It  could use more sun too. I always have Bloom Day in mind at Plant Sale time.

Daffodils

Some of the Daffodils in front of the house are still blooming

Epimediums

The epimediums still have some flowers, but the rains have hidden them under the leaves.

Barren Strawberry

But the blooms on the barren strawberry, Waldsteinia, were blasted by the cold.

Fothergilla

The Fothergilla is the only shrub blooming right now,

Korean Spice bush

however, the Korean Spice bush blossoms will open and perfume the air if we get a little sun.

Jacob's Ladder

Jacob’s Ladder survived last summer’s and this spring’s flood,. I did relocate it to a better spot.

Geum

This geum also suffered the floods, but endured.

Foam Flower

Tiarella here and there

wood poppies

Wood poppies are happy on the Hugel. They don’t mind some shade. They are ‘strong spreaders.’

These tiny irises were a gift. Any ideas what kind?

I remember planting this ground cover last summer, but the flowers this spring surprised me. Andy ideas what it is?

That is a very full Bloom Day report. I thank Carol over at May Dreams Gardens for creating this event and letting us see what is blooming all over our great land.