I’ll stick to a few favorites because, well…you know how it is in May…and I know you have many blogs to visit before you sleep. Is it still an Allium? Who can keep up? Nectoroscordum siculum should get you there, if you want to order some.
Iris ‘Beverly Sills’
Cornus canadensis groundcover
variegated Cornus kousa
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It’s difficult to choose just a few blossoms this time of year, isn’t it? Cornus canadensis ground cover is new to me and I like the look of it very much. Susie
It has as much to do with how the photos turn out as with what is looking especially good in real life.
I’ll be ordering more of those Alliums ! They’ve been good returners .
One of the few varieties that comes back dependably for me…even increases.
Thank you for growing irises, as I love to see them this time of year and have only the PCIs. ‘Beverly Sills’ is perfectly like her: I remember a common PR shot of her in a silky blouse almost exactly that color!
I will carry that image of the great diva with me from now on.
Well done! I love your choices…the white iris is lovely. Happy spring!
Thanks,and Happy Spring to you too.
Oh, I love the variegated Cornus kousa. I love your iris’s too.
The kousa was one of my finds at Means. It looked like a goner for a while, but now it’s a star…and so photogenic.
I keep seeing that Nectaroscordum. I really need some. I’m not sure where I’ll put it, but that’s a different problem. Thanks for sharing your photos of what’s blooming in your garden. Happy GBBD!
It’s not very picky about conditions, so I have a few in shade, sun, whatever.
The darling buds of May! It is a floriferous month to be sure! Love your iris as I am not very good at growing them. (Too much competition in the beds for their liking.) Happy GBBD!
We get to enjoy so much more than just what we grow ourselves with this blogging business.
I have too much trouble picking just a few to share. That variegated Cornus kousa is really interesting and beautiful. I have only one bearded iris. I would love to get more, especially fragrant ones, if I could just decide where in my big blank canvas to put them.
I have taken to scattering the irises around in various places. The strong sword-shaped foliage is the perfect accent even when there are no flowers to enjoy.
So glad to see that you’ve got a Buddleja globosa, since you’ve got the space for it to really go crazy. I (ridiculously) shoe-horned one into my garden simply because I had to.
Could you tell me what the thin dark foliage behind ‘Beverly Sills’ is? Looks to be terribly attractive.
When I bought that Buddleja from Cistus it was a tiny little thing. As is my wont, I did no research and was shocked by its rapid growth. No matter…it has plenty of room to do its thing and I am entertained by watching it.
The dark foliage rescuing Beverly from saccharine pinkness (along with that orange beard on her chin) is Penstemon ‘Dark Towers’, which I got from Heather.
I think you have been very restrained; the Nectoroscordum siculum is a lovely plant, I have it too but this is the first year that the stems have been upright with dangling heads as they should be; no idea why they have always been twisted and flopped before. I like your ground-cover Cornus.
Some of mine twist and turn, while others stand up straight. I don’t know what makes the difference either, but I like the effect.
I don’t know how I’ve gone this long without ordering nectoscordum but now it is on my list!
Oh good, looks like I’ve done my job.
I’ve not seen that Buddleia on many blogs, it’s a new one in my garden last year and did not flower – I suspect I bought it after it had finished blooming. Nice to see yours and am going to shame mine into blooming by telling it all about yours Rickii.
Beautiful May blooms. I can never single out a few so tend to post them all intstead! You are obviously far more restrained than me 🙂
A good talking to will sometimes do the trick, but wielding loppers in its direction is sure-fire.
I have never seen Buddleia globosa – what an intriguing plant. Is it invasive like B. davidii? I am jealous of the Cornus canadensis.
I’ve not seen any little seedlings popping up, even though there has been no deadheading. I started with five 4″ pots of the C. canadensis and it is spreading nicely.
Cornus kousa really is a beauty. Your plants look lush and healthy. Yes, May is a busy time, but not too busy to enjoy eye candy like this!
That’s what’s so great about this time of year: everything is still lush and green and the nasty bugs haven’t found us yet.