Monday, May 16, 2016

A Day Late For Bloom Day

I have a good excuse. Yesterday for Bloom Day I was having a small garden party. I can make up for the delay. Come join the party.

Pretend you have had a soothing beverage or two and a full plate of tasty food. Now let's go on a garden stroll in the wild cultivated gardens for Bloom Day.

Right off my front porch is a Kousa Dogwood loaded with still expanding and whitening blooms.

The one hundred and fifty foot long arc of hosta is filling in.

I have a few small holes to fill and another round of weeding around them coming up.

Camassia lurks in the Lush.

Near the end there is a hint of luteum in my trillium.

Transplanted last fall, several Amsonia are back and blooming. I hope they can compete with the Lush better than Baptisia.

The Puttyroot orchids are blooming. These are tiny. They would be best appreciated with a magnifying glass.

Doghobble, Leucothoe fontanesiana, frames the Great lawn.

My biggest and last planted Baptisia has the least amount of competition.

Now over the river and through the woods to the ridge top garden we go. There are columbine sprinkled liberally throughout.

The lady had a rough awakening. One slipper was lost, another is worn through and a tassel has been tattered. I just want to see two seed pods.

Many of my hosta were born in this part of the wild cultivated gardens. The ones I will fill my holes with have been pointed out for relocation. I'll get around to it at some point.

We have a few rhododendron and some phacelia.

Well maybe a lot of phacelia. Enough to spill into the next county.

Phacelia you're breaking my heart.

Lorelei rises above the phacelia.

A little Dames Rocket dances in.

The phacelia is stealing the show.

Twenty foot high rhododendrons make a nice back drop.

There may be a few more rhododendron here and there in bloom.

Maybe a lot more.

And a lot more lorelei.

I hope you enjoyed your Bloom Day garden party stroll. For more, be sure to visit Miss Carol at May Dreams Gardens.

But before you go, have you ever seen Bear Corn or Squawroot, Conopholis americana on a Bloom Day post? Now you have.


Unknown said...

Wow! What a fantastic display.....a wild cultivated, garden tour du jour! Just today I was in Cataloochee Valley and saw a cluster of something but could not think of it's name. Thanks for your pic was Dog hobble. Mystery solved.

Rebecca said...

I'm glorying in OUR hosta rigt now, too.....definitely not the same setting as yours, but beautiful all the same...
ALL of your blooms are splendid!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I have never seen Bear Corn before. It is an interesting plant.
I love your river of hostas. They give your naturalistic garden an unexpected calm.
Happy GBBD.

Lola said...

Loved the tour. Would have been better in person.

C. C. said...

What is that fabulous deep blue hosta with green margins in the 2nd photo? I've got a whole garden full of hostas, including some dusky blues, but nothing like that. My hostas were tattered by the hail storm we had last week, and I'm just sick about it. A new one might perk me up.

Thank you for the tour - everything is lovely.


Christopher C. NC said...

CC we got hit by hail last year and the hosta were holy for the rest of the year. Sorry, I have no idea who that particular hosta is. Like many pants in my garden it came as a discard, tiny piece, fell out of the ground etc. I'll post a close up and you can copy the picture. A hosta geek should know the name. It is one of the larger hosta that is for sure.