Sunday, May 13, 2007

Whole lot o' bloomin' goin' on!

We've had a beautiful week here and the garden shows it. My shade garden is doing very well.
I love the jack-in-the-pulpit. It is really spreading. A friend dug them in her woods a few years ago.
I just got this white Bleeding Heart last year. I'm glad to see it made it thru the winter.
I was just introduced to this plant last year. It's a Epimedium, commonly called Barrenwort or Bishop's Hat. Mine is a grandiflorum "Lilafee' but there are several types and colors. I love the heart shaped leaves and the delicate flowers. My pink Bleeding Heart is also blooming in the shade garden and the Solomon Seal is still growing. I'm guessing it will be in full bloom next week.
This is my money plant. It looks like phlox in the spring but I really grow it for the dried pods in the fall. You can see them starting to form in the second photo. These are planted in a "wild" area on one side of the house. They really reproduce! I'll be glad to share some seeds in the fall.
I love these. They are pink Lilies-of-the-Valley. I never knew there was such a thing until a customer offered me some.
The white ones are a little slower but are coming along well.
I have tons of wood hyacinth! Looks like I need to dig some out again.
I also have lots of Ajuga in bloom. I posted on them Friday so scroll down and check it out. Thanks for stopping by and I'm off to visit. Can't wait to see what everyone else has in bloom!
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cityfarmer said...

Oh I love the pink ones, too!!!!
HMD to you dear friend.

Crafty Gardener said...

Beautiful photos. I've just got a jack in the pulpit too and it is starting to bloom. How lovely to see a white bleeding heart. I'll have to look for one of those to add to my pink ones.

Leonie said...

Your lily of the valley are beautiful! I have one but it's still quite little. I love their fragrance.

Sara said...

I have some white lily of the valley. Do you know where is the best place to site lily of the valley as I planted mine and it didn't do very well so I have had it in a pot to see if I could revive it this year and it is now growing?

ACey said...

thanks for commenting on my blog. This is wonderful tour of what you've got blooming. I love the combo of sweet woodruff and white bleeding hearts. I have a little patch of the two with blooms on the verge of popping - sometime this week.

Laura said...

Your photos are wonderful. I only have one lily of the valley and it blooms pretty early. I've never seen white bleeding hearts. They are so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

Lovely photos! I had never seen the flowers for Epimedium. They are very pretty. I may have to add them to my garden in the future.

Lynn said...

Wow they look great!
When I was little I dug a Jack in the Pulpit from my Aunt's farm bush.
My parents had it for years.
I was looking for some at the garden center here, but it looks like I am gonna have to take a walk in the woods.

mine is up late

Beemoosie said...

What a beautiful shade garden!! Thanks for the lovely pictures.
Hope your Mother's Day was lovely!

CG said...

Your garden has some truly lovely flowers. I have never seen pink lily of the valley. I must get some!

chigiy said...

Your garden is gorgeous.
There is so much going on.
I have pink bleeding heart in my garden, but I love the white.

Zoey said...

I've never seen the pink lily of the valley either. Very nice!