Friday, May 15, 2009

May Garden Blogger Bloom Day

I can't believe how long it's been since I've done a Garden Blogger Bloom Day post, hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens. I faithfully did them for seventeen months, then I missed October and November due to sickness, and then winter set in and I had nothing blooming indoors this year, early spring came and I was in Alabama due to my dad's cancer surgery. I'm hoping things will be relatively calm now through the rest of the spring and summer so I can once again regularly participate in the GBBD posts.

I'm so glad the weather is warmer now and I have flowers blooming again!


My young Kousa dogwood looks healthy, but it only has about three or four blooms this year. Hopefully as it ages it will bloom more. I have a late blooming hyacinth and the bees are already swarming the salvia. The purple wave petunias are some of the plants I grew over the winter that survived my time away. Most of the others didn't.


I have several clematis that are blooming.



The dianthus, 'Wine and Roses' weigelia, 'Karen' azaleas, allium, and pink double 'Knock out' roses, (only because I just planted it), are blooming. The peonies will probably bloom in a few days, I just hope they will bloom during a dry spell so we can enjoy the blooms a little longer. I look forward to seeing what everyone else has blooming in their gardens during this fine month of May!

25 comments:

Ms. Wis./Each Little World said...

7 clematis! I have one that's about to bloom and am thrilled by this tiny show. Now I realize I don't have anything to brag about.

Karen said...

Hi Robin - Wow, that's a heck of a lot of clematis! Such lovely purples and pinks. Your peony looks ready to burst, I'll cross my fingers for dry weather for you. Wow, you guys really spring ahead of us here in the Northwest, we don't have allium or peonies yet, that I've seen anyway. Happy Bloom Day, I hope you get to keep participating for many months to come!

Rosehaven Cottage said...

Your clematis is SO gorgeous! That's one thing I don't have in my garden that I keep telling myself I'm going to add. Maybe this year I will.

And about poppy seeds... I don't know if you can eat all poppy seeds. I haven't been brave enough to eat anything but the bread seed variety. Since opium is also made from poppies it always made me leery. ;)

Cindy

jo said...

Good morning,
I always think of you as Robin, but of course you are called something different. Couldn't detect what though :-)

Keeping Petunias through an Indiana winter is quite a feat.
And you have fuchsias in flower already, when mine are still trying to decide whether they want to live or die.
Your Clematis looks impeccable. Not a spot or hole in any petals. I am envious :-)
jo

our friend Ben said...

Just gorgeous, Robin! And of course I love the clematis, too. Wish mine thrived like that!!!

Commonweeder said...

I love clematis, but I only have henryii - a gift from a friend for my husband, Henry. I really enjoyed the album format. You have a beautiful garden.

Dave said...

Beautiful blooms Robin! The clematis looks great. I may have to eventually get a Kousa, we lost a dogwood to deer this fall and need to replace it.

Sherri said...

Robin, what beautiful pictures! I love flowers don't you! Have a great weekend!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Thanks for the comments. The clematis seem to be doing great this year. Two of them were just planted last year and are full of blooms. Must be all of the rain we've had!

Jo, I grew the petunias from seed, which is actually quite easy to do, I've done for the last several winters. I'm not sure what to make of your comment about my name.

Outside In said...

Hello Robin,

What beautiful flowers you have, love the clematis. Happy GBBD!

-Cathy

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful flowers. It must make you very happy to see such lovely fruits of your labors.

perennialgardener said...

Your collages are lovely this Bloom Day Robin. Glad you were able to participate this month. Hope your Peonies get a chance to shine without the rain interfering. Your Clematis are gorgeous today, I love the shades of purple & pink!

katie said...

I love the clematis collage! My husband loves clematis.

Rose said...

Robin, I am jealous, too, of all those beautiful clematis. I have two, only because two different ones were accidentally planted in the one pot I bought:) So many lovely blooms in your garden.

Good luck with your feedburner issues; all that technobabble is Greek to me, too!

Frances said...

Hi Robin, I am so happy to see you are able to join in on the bloom day posts. You have lots of blooms, all beauties too.
Frances

Naturegirl said...

Spring glorious Spring!!! A wonderful variety of Spring flowers in your garden Robin!
Spring glorious Spring..that's how happy your flowers make me feel!!
Have a lovely weekend!
I finally got back to GBBD too! :)

Gail said...

Robin, Welcome back...I've missed you! Your blooms are wonderful~~and the photos from your previous post are incredible! Have a delicious weekend...maybe it won't rain on those peonies that are ready to pop! gail

Re's Aussie Garden said...

Hi Robin,
As if any gardener would stop reading your blog once they found it! Gorgeous, inspiring photos. Good luck with the 'feed' problem.

Re.

Gail said...

Robin, I was stumbling around trying to find a few answers for my blogger questions and found this link...maybe it will help. http://www.blogdoctor.me/2009/05/beware-of-post-feed-redirect-url.html

Love your bloom day post...your clematis is lovely! Your photos are always dazzling! gail

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Lots of colour in your garden, Robin! I'm glad to see you doing Bloom Day again; I haven't been involved in it for ages either because too many other things to do, but I'm enjoying catching up with other gardeners!

joey said...

Delightful May offerings for bloom day, Robin. Like jodi, I'm catching up but so enjoy viewing other spring gardens.

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

What beautiful flowers! I love the colors of your gardens.

Cameron
PS Your feed still isn't working with updates, so I'll try to remember to check back by.

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carlos m.

Salix Tree said...

Beautiful clematis. I should really get some for my garden someday. I like the dogwood flower too, I've never seen a yellow one.

Layanee said...

So much blooming in your garden. I am happy to see them all and glad you didn't miss this bloom day.