Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day May 2018

Northeast corner of Mississippi, USA zone 7
After a very cold Spring, it feels like we have jumped from Winter straight into Summer!
Today's forecast: high 93F (33C) with an afternoon thunderstorm.

I recently bought a six-pack of mixed color Dianthus to brighten up a corner.

A miniature Gladiolus

All Roses are beautiful, but my favorite is this old-fashioned Burr Rose, Rosa roxburghii.

My red climbing Rose has reached the top of its trellis and says, 'Where to now?'

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 1, 2018
And then there is this beauty that bloomed on May 1, halfway between Bloom Day posts. As you can see, I am having a battle with vines that are invading my flower beds.


Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora' is an unruly shrub that I have to trim back a bit after it blooms. And how much trimming is 'a bit'? you ask. I cut it back enough that I can walk along the pathway without having to fight it off!

My Snowball Bush is reaching for the sky!

In the vegetable garden I added Marigolds as companion plants for my tomatoes.

Also in my garden spot, my Green Peas are blooming. I planted them early, but the Spring has been so cold that they were slow getting started.

And my Wild Blackberry thicket is full of blooms! I am hoping for blackberry pies this Summer.

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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  1. Gorgeous collection of colors and blooms. Lovely photos. Enjoy your day and week ahead!

  2. What beauties. I have a while to wait before I get any roses.

  3. So, you had that sudden weather change, too? Enjoyed your roses, especially the red and white. Your blackberry thicket is loaded! Happy Gbbd to you!

  4. Love seeing all the blooms in spring gardens everywhere. Thanks for joining in for bloom day!

  5. I was just looking at my Kerria , and thinking it needs a good hacking back ! Happy Bloom Day.

  6. I love all your blooms, especially that sweet little gladiolus. I'm glad to see you use the marigolds as companion plants for your tomatoes. I do that, too. In fact, I plant them throughout the veggie garden. I do think it helps to deter some garden pests. Happy Bloom Day!

  7. Beautiful blooms! The Burr rose is especially lovely. Happy GBBD!

  8. I love all of the flowers! I use marigolds in with my tomatoes too but they don't seem to deter the squirrels! ;-)

  9. The garden looks great but the idea of blackberry pies is yummy to say the least!

  10. I feel happy to see all the beautiful flowers in your garden:)

  11. Your garden is looking beautiful. Mine is just leaving Autumn and heading for Winter. That reminds me - must cut back my unruly Kerria too. Never quite sure when to do it.

  12. The weather has been wacky everywhere it seems. Happy GBBD!

  13. So much beauty, so few words with which to admire and exclaim. The red and white rose is exquisite, and I always love dianthus. Thanks for sharing.
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  14. Oh... I didn't know there were miniature glads! Now I have to get some this fall. My neighbors have a snowball "tree," as she calls them. I think they have several. Odd plants. That red and white rose looks so much like a camellia. Just beautiful. You have a way with roses.

  15. HI beautiful blooms in your garden,Roses are such an integral part of garden havent seen that burr rose ,seems like your weather is favourable for growing peas there ..we are in mid of harsh summer days .

  16. The dianthus are such a vibrant, cheery color--love these! We went from spring right into summer, too, and I miss those cooler days to work in the garden. Happy Bloom Day!


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