Monday, May 16, 2011

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

It's more like 'Almost Bloomin' Tuesday in Western New York. We went from 80's and sunny to 40's and rain over the weekend.
The Burgundy Glow Bugle Weed is just starting to bloom. This is a very aggressive plant that is great if you have a hard to mow area like a bank. I just pull out what I don't want and try to give it away.

There are a few buds on the peony tree. It seems to get about one new bud a year.
I think there are 3 buds this year.

The Iris and the Columbine are looking good. The neighbor is painting his garage tho and I planted right up to it. Hopefully everything will make it. He wanted to paint earlier in the season but that's been impossible with all the rain.

The Dead Nettle around the tree in the shade garden has gotten about as full as it can. There are a couple pink blooms but no white ones so far.

Both the variegated and the regular Solomon's Seal are well budded.

I love this plant in all it's stages. It is so tall and graceful it really adds to the shade garden.

Well look at that! I actually found a bloom!

The Jack-in-the-Pulpit are all out.

You need to really look for these blooms. They are hiding under the large 3 leaf foliage in the back of this shade area. Since they grow in the woods I guess they don't mind our
dreary weather.
I'm hoping that you have some spring blooms to show me . Just add your name and permalink to Mr Linky and add a link to this post on your blog. I need to see some bright blooms to warm up the cold rainy week ahead!

1. Flowers & Fountain
2. Bella's Rose Cottage
3. Tulips at Temple Square in SLC
4. green in the garden
5. Fishtail Cottage
6. Rosemary
7. Debbie J @Homemaking Dreams
8. Ladybugs and Roses
9. Happier Than A Pig In Mud
10. Linda's Lunacy
11. Beccas Southern Garden
12. Desert blooms
13. Carol at Our Sears Kit Home
14. Dawn
15. Deb ~ VA
16. a planting I will go! @ SBNR
17. Elaine@Carafaye
18. Angi, Southwest Cottage Designs
19. Lona @ A Hocking Hills Garden
20. Carol Samsel

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Rosemary said...

Your garden is very lush looking . Love the Jack in the pulpit.

Lynn said...

Your yard looks like it's just waiting for the next warm sunny day to explode with color-enjoy:@)

Becca's Dirt said...

While you are getting too much rain we aren't getting enough. So early in the season for us to have those garden hoses out. Got a feeling that'll be the case this season. Soon things will be opening up there and you will be overrun with blooms. You have buds everywhere.

We have set record lows this week. This morning a crisp 48*.

Suffia said...

Everything looks beautiful. Can't wait to see them in full bloom.


Anonymous said...

Hi, Jean -
First time to join you in the garden. Won't it be wonderful when everything is blooming? Although witnessing the process is delightful, too!
Have a great day!

Dawn said...

Just one bloom today...but more will follow in weeks to come.
Loving your blog skin, Jean!

Deb said...

Hi Jean ~ I'm joining you today! Love all your plants as usual...I've never had dead nettle or Jack in the Pulpit plant. Yours are lush. All your blooms will come soon!

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

Love this opportunity to share flower garden ideas and photos. Thank you!

Lona said...

Jean your Dead Nettle is spreading and looking so pretty. I cannot wait to see the blooms on your Peony tree. Our weather has really been the pits here too. Going the wrong way.

Paula said...

You really have some fun plants! They are getting so big - thanks for sharing! Paula from Idaho

Carol said...

Everything is lovely and you'll soon be full of blooms :)

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

Your garden looks happy & healthy - lovely colours!

Diana LaMarre said...

The Dead Nettle is very pretty around your tree.

Was that striped flower Solomen's Seal? It is gorgeous!

LindyLouMac said...

Well that was a dramatic change in temperature!

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