Here we are, half way through May! Too fast, it's all going too fast. Don't you agree? Yesterday I jokingly said to someone that August is going to be here before we know it. Then I realized it wasn't a joke. So...it's May, let's see what's blooming. These are the first blooms I remember seeing on my Amsonia hubrichtii. The common name threadleaf bluestar makes more sense now...
Euphorbia rigida is really past it's bloom stage, but I left a few that were going to seed behind so I'd be guaranteed more plants, the pink color is a bonus at this stage.
Ceanothus impressus ‘Victoria’ isn't quite blooming yet, but it's covered in buds - the most I've seen on it.
Genista lydia, aka a common mall parking lot plant. I love it anyway.
From the house I see a blazing flash of blue and think the Parahebe perfoliata is in full bloom. Only once I'm standing in front of it do I realize it's just begun...
Styrax japonica, how do I hate thee? Let me count the ways...
Seriously though, they're fabulous bloomers, the bees love them, but they shouldn't be street trees!
Lewisia NOID #1, blooming away in subtle shades.
Lewisia NOID #2...yes, it really is that bright.
Peony NOID, inherited with the house and blooming right on time. Meaning after a dry spell it's blooms are ready to open in the rain. It's a great excuse to cut them and bring them indoors.
The sugar snap peas have finally kicked it into high gear. There are even pods forming!
Solomon's Seal, the scent of these flowers, wow! It's fabulous.
Geranium phaeum 'Samobor', ya gotta love a flower that's coordinated with it's leaves.
Libertia ixioides 'Taupo Sunset', this has been in bloom for a couple of weeks now...
And the first ever Trachycarpus fortunei bloom just keeps getting better and better.
Abutilon 'Nuabtang' Lucky Lantern Tangerine, against a soil-splashed pot.
The last bloom of the petite Magnolia laevifolia...
...overlaps the large, first bloom, of the Magnolia macrophylla...
Both the Acanthus mollis are sending up multiple bloom spikes this year.
Aloe 'Blue Elf' (in a container)
Sedum palmeri shares it's yellow stars, veiled behind a screen of fanned out spikes.
Rhododendron 'Ebony Pearl'
For pink rhody blooms they're not that bad...
Abutilon megapotamicum 'Red', which is really orange.
Ceanothus 'Dark Star' is just about done for the year.
Grevillea 'Neil Bell' has been blooming for months and months...
And Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow' wraps up this Bloomday. Our hostess, Carol, at her blog May Dreams Gardens is enjoying her namesake month...click on the link to see all the garden bloggers who are posting images of their blooms in celebration.
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