Monday, May 13, 2013

It's Bloomin' Tuesday

Gone are our warm summer like days. We are back to winter!  It snowed off  and on all day today and yesterday, although nothing has stuck. We are supposed to get a hard frost tonight.  It is impossible to cover my gardens but I will cover 3 hydrangea bushes that got hit bad last year. They are just beginning to come up.
 First this week is the shade garden.
The white  
and pink bleeding heart are blooming nicely so far.  I moved the pink to a spot with a little more morning sun last fall.   
The Jack Frost Brunnera  is full of the sweet little blue blooms. When I got this plant for color I didn't realize it bloomed. 
I love the purple blooms hiding in the Myrtle planted over a stump I wanted hidden.   

Jack-in-the-Pulpit, one of my favorite flowers that grows in the woods. I have them in a couple spots and they are spreading.  The bloom is hidden under the leaves so you really need to search for them.
These wild strawberries have decided to grow by my shed under some bushes.  They are growing on top of mulch and landscape paper.  I don't have the heart to pull them out.  We do fight the birds for them when we get fruit.
I found this Summit Alyssum on a 'dead' rack at Lowe's.  I bought 2 and they are both doing well. These are in the sidewalk garden.
I planted this Bitterroot 2 years ago.  I put in 6 plants and only have 2 left.  I haven't found them again locally so I'm hoping these will eventually spread.

Even the Holly bush is putting on a show!  I've always heard you needed 2, a male and a female, but my one bush has blooms and berries every year.
I'm hoping to be able to show you full gardens soon.  The bloomin' plants are pretty spread out this time of year. That's it for this week.  Can't wait to come visit and see what you have blomin' this  winter spring!
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daisy said...

So many unusual plants, Jean! I hope the snow goes away soon. Pretty wild to have snow mid-May!

Beth said...

Jean, I love your Jack in the pulpit! Beautiful! Hope the weather warms up for you very soon, and stays warm.

sensiblegardening said...

Jack in the Pulpit is seldom seen around here but I love it. My sister has it in her garden so at least I get to see it there. My garden is too hot and dry:(

Copper Diem said...

Lovely! So happy to participate in your link party!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Jean,

Your spring garden looks beautiful! I'm so glad to have Bloomin' Tuesday back. Thank you for hosting.