Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day May 2012

What's blooming in Mississippi Zone 7

Day Lily - I've had these so long I don't remember which variety they are.

The Hydrangeas are just beginning to show their blue color.
In a few more days they will be a pretty medium blue.

Dianthus, Sweet William, comes in many colors. This red/pink is one of my favorites.

Coreopsis, also known as Tick Seed, can spread so fast that it may be considerd invasive.
Here it is trying to crowd out the Dianthus.

Butterfly Bush, Nanho Purple, is budding. Soon it will be in full bloom!

Coral Honeysuckle attracts Hummingbirds.

Evening Primrose blooms at sunset and closes at mid-morning the next day.

June GBBD preview:
The Gardenia is full of buds!

To see what is blooming around the world, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens


  1. Beautiful! I have just come to appreciate hydrangeas, and have planted two this year, but I still have a bit of a wait for the flowers to appear.
    The honeysuckle colours are gorgeous.
    All really lovely pics.

  2. Wow Lea! Lots of beautiful blooms you have to show! Just lovely!

  3. My gardenias are full of blooms and sending out their wonderful smell to the yard.

    Have no luck with butterfly bushes....but, I luv them anyway.

    Wonderful yard full of pretties.

  4. With those blooms you must get lots of butterflies visiting. Happy GBBD.

  5. looking good lea! the orange daylilies are one of my all-time favorites.

  6. Very pretty, especially the white hydrangea! It will be nice to see it change to blue.

  7. I love your butterfly bush :) I have a spot picked out for one in my garden. So much work to do, so little time/energy...


    (PS: I added captions to my photos from yesterday. Blogging from my phone was not the best idea! http://emily---rose.blogspot.com/2012/05/may-bloom-day.html )

  8. Your blooms are quite lovely! I'm thinking you aren't as far ahead of our zone 5b as in most years, though.

  9. A belated Happy Bloom Day! Your Hydrangeas are lovely. Like Sue said, your zone doesn't seem as far ahead as usual. Are any of your blooms arriving early this year compared to past seasons?

  10. I didn't know the name of a beautiful plant my mom was given and thank to this post I'm pretty sure I know the name now. It's dianthus. Thank you Lea! :D

    Regards from Barcelona.


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