Spring Blooming Flowers 5-21-2015

Happy Thursday to all!
I’ll admit I scheduled this post to publish while I’m in down-state Utica, Illinois for the long weekend. This is one of my favorite areas of our state, however there is plenty of it I’ve not seen either. We’ve decided to roll the dice for the Labor Day weekend and drive 7 hours south to go to a campground with caves et all… WITHOUT RESERVATIONS! Gasp.

I hope you all in the US enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend, and for everyone else, enjoy your regular two day weekend =-)

Wanna see what was blooming in 2013 or in 2014? Click the year.

Buddleia davidii ~ Butterfly bush


Phlox divaricata – Woodland phlox


Lamiastrum galeobdolon ~ Yellow Archangelย 


Arisaema triphyllum ~ jack-in-the-pulpit, bog onion, brown dragon, Indian turnip, American wake robin or wild turnip


Osmundastrum cinnamomeum ~ cinnamon fern


Eastern carpenter bee (Xyocopa virginica) on may night salvia.

These guys are very non-aggressive. The male doesn’t even have a stinger, however females do. If there is a bee you’d like to pet, this is the one for you.


Annual Flower time at the office!!


Paeonia suffruticosa – Peony tree – Holy cow! What a specimen!!


Rhododendron ‘Stewartstonian’ ~ Red Azalea


Rhododendron ‘Girard’s Pleasant White’ ~ Azalea

ยฉ Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

21 thoughts on “Spring Blooming Flowers 5-21-2015

  1. phlox is like a sweet memory of my childhood :o) is it essential to cut the butterfly bushes back in fall or is it better to let them grow as they want? Ours is a big guy now, after it was a dwarf for a long time it suddenly changed its mind and now we have a giant :o)


    • I don’t think my butterfly bushes I planted last season survived the winter ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
      I assume you don’t have a lot of snow there. We prune them down low here in fall as the snow will break them.
      These guys bloom on new wood. This means that you can prune them in fall or early spring (too late now) to make it smaller or to encourage more blooms. You don’t even have to prune if you have the space for it to go crazy!


  2. I live ferns and I’m impressed by the Cinnamon fern. Presently don’t have any fern but hope to get some growing next year. Don’t know if cinnamon fern will grow in Zone 8b. But anyhow I admire all your plant image here.


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