I was so happy to be able to work a bit out in my garden today. My method was crawling around like a baby on all fours in the garden…it’s getting the job done! I can only do this for about two hours, which in the size of my garden is gonna take awhile to get it all done.
Mr. C has been a real sweetie and picking up a lot of the slack…after weeding I lay out the flowers… then he digs the whole and tucks them in. We’ve also been working at the church gardens and it’s moving slow. But anything is better than before but there was nothing in the landscape.
I snapped a few photos of what’s in bloom in the garden now..late May garden blooms.
There are two different kinds of bleeding hearts, this is my favorite, Fringed Bleeding Heart (Dicentra examia). It has a deeply cut, blue-green foliage and pink lace bell shaped flowers, just smaller. It has a smaller statue in height reaching only 1 foot. . This is a great shade to partial shade flower. Blooms well over a month in early Spring and continues to rebloom is spent flowers are pinched back. It is native to the Eastern U.S. Zones 4-8
Another great feature about this one is that it doesn’t go dormant like the old fashioned one.
Old-fashioned bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis) is a 2- to 3-foot-tall springtime bloomer with long arching branches of dangling heart-shape blooms. It usually goes dormant in summer, so pair it with a plant that will fill in its space later in the year. Zones 3-9
Clematis ‘Jackmanii? ‘? is a Clematis cultivar which, when it was introduced in 1862, was the first of the modern large-flowered hybrid clematises of gardens. Hardy in zones 3 to 9. Reaches 9 to 12’ high and does well in full shade, partial and full sun. Blooms in mid May and can rebloom again in late spring. How to prune click here.
Miss Kim (Syringa pubescent subsp) Dwarf Lilac is a Korean lilac which was discovered by Elwin M. Meader. Its name was supposedly named after Elwin M. Meader’s Korean helper, whose name was “Kim. Deep purple buds open to abundant clusters of highly fragrant, lavender blue flowers. Blooms later than others and has an upright, compact form. Deep green foliage is burgundy-tinged in fall. It is very resistant to powdery mildew. Zones 4-8
Pink Climbing Rose. Its later at night and my mind is failing me…once I remember I will put her name? It is a wonderful rose, very prolific blooms.
Someone else is enjoying the rose in bloom too!
Poppy (Papaver somniferum) is a beautiful short-lived perennial. The seeds are edible and is also a source of the drug opium and used in morphine. Poppy became a symbol of remembrance of soldiers who died during wartime (following the trench warfare which took place in the poppy fields of Flanders). The flowers are 4 to 6 petals and at the stamens form a while in the center.
A few remaining blooms of Wisteria. There’s no mistaking the sweet fragrance of wisteria as it perfumes the garden – its beautiful violet-blue or lavender blooms cover this vine in mid-late spring. While growing wisteria is easy, you should take caution with it, as it can quickly overtake anything without proper pruning. It requires a very sturdy support, and the more your abuse it the more it will reward you with prolific blooms.
Allium, in Latin means ‘garlic,’ and offers colorful, long-lasting forms that are standouts in the early-summer garden. Tuck Allium flower bulbs among clumps of summer-flowering perennials in a sunny location with well-drained, even sandy, soil. I like to save the flower heads after they flower are been spent and use in the fall for texture in a vignette. Mine bloom well in partial shade and full sun. The bees love them!
I love Japanese Maples and have six of them in my garden. A few leaves from Miss Bloodgood, one of the most hardy, fast growing beautiful Japanese Maple there is. It gets about 12-15 feet high which makes it an excellent tree for my smaller garden. She stands proudly over my pond providing shade for everything underneath her creating a woodland setting around my pond. I hope you can see the flowers, there’s one right in middle, which is a brigher red color and looks somewhat similar to maple whirlybird. To me every garden would benefit having a Miss Bloodgood in it.
You can see her jetting over the pond.
It was a pleasure sharing with you some of my late May blooms. What’s growing in your garden?