Monday, May 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day May 2017

Northeast Mississippi, USA zone 7

First of all I want to say that when you are planning what you would like to have in your garden, don't forget to include...
Brown Thrasher, May 13, 2017
...birdsong!   Put out the feeders; they will come!

Now on to the flowers

Burr rose

A climbing rose with clusters of small blooms



This beauty came from a packet of mixed wildflower seeds. I have two plants with 10 or 12 blooms on each one.



And for Foliage Follow-up Day tomorrow the 16th...

Buds on the Nandina! Colorful foliage all year and it blooms, too. What more could you want?

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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  1. ...I once tried to grow Nandina, we are just too cold.

    1. Well, Tom, part of the fun of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day is to see what grows in other climates. Why don't you make a few photos of what DOES GROW WELL where you live, and share with the rest of us? You still have time to join in today, and Bloom Day is on the 15th of every month.
      Have a wonderful week!

  2. All beautiful, Lea. Love your macros - and the roses. A happy GBBD to you.

  3. I think birdsong would be first on my list!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  4. The Nandina looks great. We can grow some varieties but nothing as nice as yours.

  5. Lots of beauties in bloom--love those roses!

  6. So pretty! Now you have reminded me that I need to go out and refill my feeders.

  7. You've just reminded me that I forgot to include the snapdragons and marigolds in the tour of my own garden. Yours are lovely, as are all your blooms. And I do envy you that Brown Thrasher, one of my favorites which I almost never see here.

  8. You have so many wonderful blooms for May and the Nandina is looking exceptional! I love the pinkish-burgundy new foliage. The Brown Thrashe is a nice touch too. It's so lovely to see all the birds in the garden during this time of year.

  9. Love both roses! I have two feeders with bird seed and have seen many feathered friends this spring. Nature is so inspiring!

  10. Lovely blooms and I like seeing your Thrasher singing his heart out. The nandina is invasive in my part of the country. I do like the foliage though.

  11. We grew Nandina in our Porterville garden - and there the winter was cool enough to bring out the autumn colour. Cape Town's gentler climate doesn't do it.

  12. What a lovely photo of the bird singing it's longs out for you.
    Your roses are so pretty. It was great to visit your blog.
    Have a wonderful day.

  13. Oh I ever WANT one of those burr rose bushes!! I can only imagine the fragrance. And the multi-petals are so like an Old English Rose.

    Most definitely birdsong!!!

  14. Your garden is looking lovely this spring!

  15. love the brown trasher and all beauty in flowers :)

  16. Oh my you have lots of colorful flowers. Nice shots. Makes me feel warm

  17. So pretty! Our pet geranium is going crazy, it's the only houseplant i haven't managed to kill, at least so far, so good!

  18. Great photos, Lea! As much as I enjoy all the blooms this time of year, I also enjoy listening to the songs of birds as I work. Best garden music ever! Happy Bloom Day!


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