I nearly forgot Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, so I raced out in the dawn to take photos (not very good ones) of what is blooming in the drizzle. Thomas Affleck is a rose we grew for many years in Heath, and one of the first we planted in Greenfield. It is doing very well indeed. No real fragrance though.
At least I think this is Polar Express. I’ll have to wait till the other roses are blooming to make sure.
This is a low growing rose and very sturdy. I have no idea why they named it Purple Rain.
The elderberries are for the bees and other pollinators. I never even noticed they were budded, much less beginning to bloom. My eyes have been on the weeds on the ground as I prepare for garden club guests next week. Yikes!
The most unusual flowering plant in my new garden is this lilac tree (a true syringa) that blooms at this time of the year. The blooms last a long time and are strongly fragrant, perfuming half the neighborhood. The tree is good size, a little taller than my neighbor’s house and it is full of blossoms. They do not smell like lilacs, but they are wonderfully sweet.
I thank Carol at May Dreams Gardens who hosts Bloom Day and gives us all the chance to see what is blooming all over this great land.