Sunday, May 16, 2021

Bloom Day In The Wild Cultivated Gardens

I am a day late for Bloom Day. The sheer abundance of the wild cultivated gardens should make you forget that. Shall we? There are columbine.

Woodland Phlox

The Rock of Phacelia.

The Phacelia purshii has started to bloom while the bluebells are still here. This is a first.

Bluebells. You will be seeing a lot of bluebells.

The Chimney in a meadow.

This is an unknown. I have never seen it before. There are no plant parts involved, just the flowers rising from the ground. I found two different populations of them. They may be one of those oddball underground parasitic kind plants.

The phacelia is just beginning.

Lorelei the Reliable. The one iris you can count on to bloom up here.

The rhododendron have also started to bloom.

A viburnum

A deciduous azalea

Bluebells and rhododendron. This is also a first. Usually it is phacelia and rhododendron.

A rhododendron closeup

This will be the last week for the bluebells. They are winding down.

The white Phacelia dubia

They still look good winding down.

The Lady will be doing full slipper this year. Too bad the other shoe is pointed in the opposite direction.

Who else is going to have bluebells like this for Bloom Day?

Foam Flower

There is a huge colony of the native geranium in the back forty.

And an equally impressive group of trilliums.

They turn pink before closing up shop for the season.

Phacelia bipinnatifida

On the way back to my place.

Stopped to see the yellow rhododendron

The Golden Ragwort is putting on a good show in my garden.

The camassia I planted three or four years ago has become a reliable spring bloom.

Another trillium is getting its luteum on.

The camassia clumps are getting fatter.

All kind trilliums in the wild cultivated gardens.

Uvularia perfoliata is now two and had its first flower.

Hope you enjoyed your Bloom Day in the wild cultivated gardens. Viola pedata will be the end of today's show.


Gypsy said...

Hello Christopher: Your unknown oddball underground parasitic plant is very cool, and I think finding plants like that in your own surroundings makes for wonderful surprises. The yellow Rhodo is lovely. My Rhodos did not flower well this year. My Azurro had two flowers. . . two! Oh, well there's always next year, right? Meanwhile, do you collect and toss seeds from your golden Ragwort or do they just self-seed on their own? Warm regards, Gypsy

Christopher C. NC said...

Gypsy the Golden ragwort has always been a wild self sowing weed flower. It like many other flowers will have super bloom, good, average and sparse bloom years. I just let it be.