Thursday, May 16, 2013

Buttercups and Bluebells For A Late Bloom Day

Hughes satellite internet or the computer or both were in an ornery mood last night. After working in the heat, 80 degrees, all day with a head and chest cold, I wasn't able to get my Bloom Day post done before I started to fall asleep. I won't last long tonight either.

Everything that follows was blooming in the wild cultivated gardens yesterday on the 15th for the official Bloom Day.

Iris cristata, Dwarf Crested Iris.

Ranunculus bulbosus, Buttercup. I do believe there are at least two other Buttercup species up here.

This hardy to zone 3, Campanula 'Birch's Hybrid' jumped in my cart the other day.

A field of Golden Ragwort, Packera aurea. Now if those Caesar's Brother iris would just bloom with the Ragwort.

Jack in the Pulpit, Arisaema triphyllum.

Trillium grandiflorum. This one hitch hiked in with a Calycanthus.

The Phacelia purshii is just starting to bloom. In another week the entire ridge top garden will be awash in a delicate blue foam.

Lots of Trillium grandiflorum. I transplanted a bucket full of these over to the garden becoming.

We have Bluebells, millions of Bluebells, Hyacinthoides hispanica.

That is the white Phacelia fimbriata blooming across the county line in the Kingdom of Madison. We have a bit of it on our side of the county line.

Have I mentioned the Bluebells are having a very good year?

The odd yellow rhododendron.

Bluebells and a blood red azalea. I can't get the camera to close to that azalea. It is too intense.

Millions and millions of Bluebells.

Finding the Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja coccinea blooming in the garden becoming was a nice surprise. I introduced it here about three years ago and never saw it again until now. Hopefully it will spread.

That is a bit of what is blooming on the low spot of a North Carolina mountain top in the middle of May. The gardeners and nature are always adding more

If you haven't been, head over to Miss Carol's May Dreams Gardens Bloom Day headquarters, maybe you can find some other garden with as many Bluebells as we have here.


Barry said...

Love those bluebells!
You might already know the "two fingers each of organic apple cider vinegar and two tablespoons of organic honey" as a sure-fire tonic (according to my wife) for your cold, but I cotton more to the optional third ingredient, two fingers of good bourbon. Sure does go down smoothly.

Lola said...

Lots of beauty. Hope you feel better soon.

Carol said...

My bluebells did well this year, too. Love them. Need more.

Kathy said...

I saw your comment on Carol's blog and thought you meant Virginia bluebells, which are just starting in my neck of the woods. Hope you recover quickly.

queerbychoice said...

Successfully introducing Indian paintbrush to your garden should win you some sort of medal. I've been trying for years without success.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Bluebell heaven. The Azalea is striking too. It is a RED red. Happy GBBD.

scottweberpdx said...

OMG...that bank of Trillium is just amazing...took my breath away!

Kim Mattingly said...

That Indian paintbrush is awesome... but the trilliums are my favorites! They carpet the woods behind my parents' house, and I was sure that it meant something magical when they were all in bloom each spring. (Between those and the vernal pools, well... lets just say it was a great place for a little girl with a big imagination to roam. :-)

Hope you're feeling better!

(Blackswampgirl Kim)