I’m actually not that taken back my it. The season is still young. It’s still Spring although Mother Nature has put her Summer dress on. Like I said before, some flowers are coming on faster than I can get a photo of them. Sadly, some flowers are verrrrry short bloomed (under 3 weeks). I find it really hard to justify these in my garden at times. One of these is the Iris. I have some rhizomes from my Dad’s house, which his Mother had hybridized. I don’t refer to her as my Grandmother, as I never met her (or my Grandfather) as they died when my Dad was young (early 20’s). There were no notes left about what she had done to the Iris, just the story my Dad would tell about her having many around the house and her pollinating them when they bloomed. Sadly, many had succumb to the blades of the lawnmower, as my Father couldn’t see the difference in the blades. Sad face.
I just realized there are no Iris in this set of pix (lame)… I will mention in the future Blooming post when they pop-up.
Baptisia australis ~ False indigo | Bellis perennis ~ English Daisy
Syringa patula ‘Miss Kim’ – Miss Kim Lilac
Dianthus gratianopolitanus | A Twofer! Dogwood and peony!
Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Brilliantissimum’ (with lilac and arb) | Itea virginica ~ Virginia sweetspire + my fat finger!
Cornus alba argenteo-marginata ~ Varigated dogwood | Picea pungens ~ Colorado blue spruce
Salvia × sylvestris ‘Mainacht’ (purple) ~ Sage | Maianthemum stellatum ~ star-flowered, starry, or little false Solomon’s seal
© Ilex – Midwestern Plant Girl