On this Bloom Day I wanted to give you an idea of the garden, with its spring blooms. I have a clump of small blue irises (don’t ask me which type) The beautiful ‘Goldheart’ bleeding heart, a peek at the last of the grape hyacinths on the other side of the bed, the low growing bistort next to the fothergilla and the blue of an energetic creeping phlox groundcover.
Epimediums are wonderful plants. I have several epimediums that are slightly different, and come in different colors, sometimes carried differently. I got all of mine from epimediums.com, a great nursery who specialize in this friendly plant. They like the shade, aren’t too fussy about soil and here in Greenfield they increase nicely. You can give a clump to your friends.
This epimedium raises its flower high, and the leaves are quite different as you can see. Lots of choices if you are interested in low growing spring flowers.
I have lots of daffodils, all carelessly chosen every fall. I never remember their names. In spite of being so careless I have ended up with different varieties with different bloom times.
The only place I have every seen Fairy Bells is at the Shelburne Fall Bridge of Flowers plant sale. They don’t mind the shade, or the dampness of my garden.
I have grown and lost geums because of too much dampness. I am hoping that this spot is sufficiently dry.
I think this deep purple lilac is Yankee Doodle. It was one of the first large shrubs we bought in 2015. I bought Beauty a Moscow at the same time but after a couple of years it got a blight. This year I bought a new Beauty of Moscow, lovely with pink buds opening to white with sweet fragrance.
We have a ‘hell strip’ in front of our house that gives us another space to add flowers. Centaurea montana blooms early and goes through June in our town.\
I want to thank Carol over at https://caroljmichel.com/category/blog/ for giving us Bloom Day, a day to show off our own gardens, and a chance to admire gardens all across our great land – and beyond.