Sunday, May 16, 2010

Photo Op

It's the middle of the month, which for garden bloggers means that it's time to show what we've got blooming.  May is a month that is a gardener's dream because no matter where you may live, there is an abundance of blooms. So, without further ado, here are a few of the results of the grand photo op at Our Little Acre:

Tulipa 'China Town'

Honeysuckle (Lonicera x. brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet')

Pelargonium x. hortorum 'Vancouver Centennial'

Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum)

Iris germanica

Iris germanica

Sun Rose (Helianthemum nummularium 'Fire Dragon')

Aquilegia caerulea 'Origami Red & White'

Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris 'Clementine Salmon Rose')

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

Wild Hyacinth (Camassia scilloides)

Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)

False Indigo (Baptisia australis)

Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris)

Mountain Bluet (Centaurea montana 'Amethyst in Snow')

Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans 'Golden Glow)

Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans)

Tree Peony (Paeonia suffruticosa)

Tree Peony (Paeonia suffruticosa 'Sahohime')

Spiderwort (Tradescantia x. andersoniana 'Bilberry Ice')

Silver Bells (Ornithogalum nutans)

Catchfly (Silene dioica 'Clifford Moor')

Iris siberica 'Chilled Wine'

Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia 'Alba')

This is just a fraction of what's in bloom right now.  It seems that every day I go to the gardens, there's something new in bloom - just the way I like it.
Thank you once again to Carol of May Dreams Gardens, for hosting Garden Blogger's Bloom Day.  To see what other gardeners have blooming in their gardens in May, please visit her site for a list of participating bloggers.


Gina said...

Kylee - these are beautiful. I was just looking at the Chicago Botanic Garden website where they list what's in bloom in their native garden area and you have several from the list. Do you have a particular place you buy your native plants? I especially love the Prairie Smoke.

Kari Lønning said...

What a beautiful collection of flowers. The Siberian Iris is exquisite!

Helen said...

A fraction? Kylee, I was agog enough with simply the blooms you chose to show. Makes my garden look rather meager. Love that shot of the Baptisia -- very arty.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Beautiful flowers Kylee. Isn't this time of year the best?!.

Darla said...

May is a great month for blooms is it not? Yours are gorgeous!

Dave@TheHomeGarden said...

Awesome Kylee!

I think I may be the only garden blogger without Baptisia. I'd better get my act in together!

Rhonda said...

I can see why you were nominated!
I just started GBBD a few months ago, now I realize you're allowed to use more than one photo. However, up here in Minnesota, it's still slim pickins. Unfortunately, everything is budding early and my garden tour is not until July 10. You can hear me out there begging them to slow down.

Anonymous said...

Your garden has simply exploded, Kylee! What gorgeous blooms you have -- I especially like that beautiful iris against that lime-green foliage. But it's the 'Vancouver Centennial' geranium that really catches my eye. Jodi just picked up one of these beauties, and they do so well for me, that's one of my must-haves for the coming season. :)

Lona said...

Wow, Kylee your garden is really coming alive . I see you have the Oreo Iris also. I thought mine was going to be much darker but it is pretty anyway. I love the aquilegia Red & White columbine. I am going to have to get some seeds and start some. Oh, I love your pelgargonium , just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

May has always been my favorite month. My birthday, Mother's Day and flowers everywhere! I'm starting to fall for centaurea on other blogs, and yours is lovely too.

joey said...

Your garden is lovely, Kylee, and ahead of mine ... but peonies and iris getting close.

Kylee Baumle said...

Gina ~ I just pick them up here and there. I got my Prairie Smoke a couple of years ago from High Country Gardens. I like growing natives, too!

Kari ~ Siberian Irises are a big favorite of mine. I like them better than the German Bearded because they're more dainty, as is the foliage.

Helen ~ Well, we do have an acre here. LOL. I have no will power when it comes to a pretty flower or unusual plant. The Baptisia shot was simply shot against an overcast sky. I focused first on the plant, then tilted the lens up to take in the top of the plant. If I hadn't done that, it would have been a silhouette of the plant. Thanks! I like the effect, too!

Lisa ~ /Thanks! Yes, it certainly is the best time of year!

Darla ~ Thanks! I'm loving May, too! :-)

Dave ~ Thanks, Dave! Would you like some seeds? They're easy to grow from seed. I wintersowed some a few years ago and those are blooming now. Let me know!

Rhonda ~ You're so kind to say that! Thank you. And I feel your pain with the garden tour thing. We were on a tour last year and it wasn't until August 9th! I felt like the garden was hanging on by its fingernails! (Do flowers have fingernails?? LOL)

Nancy ~ Thanks, Nancy! The lime green foliage behind the iris is from the Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate.' Actually, it's blooming right now, too.
I LOVE 'Vancouver Centennial' and buy it every year. For some dumb reason, that is one Pelargonium that I have problems overwintering. No problems with others. But it's worth buying again and again!

Lona ~ I actually don't know what Iris that is, but since you have said 'Oreo' that's what I'll call it! We found it growing along a ditch near where we live. There used to be an old house there, so the irises are likely very old as well.

Robin ~ Happy Birthday!! And Happy Mother's Day, too! Centaurea is a favorite of mine now, but it wasn't always. I think they take awhile to really establish and be outstanding bloomers. For me, anyway!

Kylee Baumle said...

Joey ~ It's kind of neat to see everyone's gardens unfold according to their zone and latitude. I want to make it around to see some of the other gardens for GBBD, so I'll be sure to come visit yours later when I'm at home!

Unknown said...

Wow Kylee, that's quite a lot of gorgeous blooms. Peonies and Iris are the best. Mine aren't even close to blooming yet.

Kylee Baumle said...

Cinj ~ The weather this spring has definitely been different! We're about two to three weeks ahead of schedule! I've still got one tree peony to bloom. The herbaceous peonies aren't blooming yet. Well, one is - 'Rosea Plena' - but the others will be a little while yet. Still have some irises that haven't started yet, either.

Kim at Rustic Garden Bistro said...

What beautiful blooms you have! You are right - no matter where you are, there are buds everywhere. We're on a third of an acre. I photographed a fraction of what we have (not unnlike how you did yours) and posted them on Mother's Day. :-) [K]

Peg Wiggins said...

What beautiful blossoms!
May is certainly the month for flowers.
I especially like the first photo-Tulipa China Town. Love the leaves with variegation on edges. And the green streaked on the back of the flower petals. So elegant.

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