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Friday, 15 May 2009

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - May 2009.

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Magical May and here a cooler, wetter month so far than April. My May mosaic consists of :

Top row, left to right : weigela florida 'Variegata', ajuga reptans, polemonium 'Sonya's Bluebell (this does not set seed and is a lighter blue than polemonium caeruleum), emerging astrantia and unamed aquilegia.

Middle row left to right : Solomon's Seal, polemonium caeruleum,mathiasella bupleuroides 'Green Dream',clematis montana (don't know which one but it has an aroma of talculm powder especially in the evenings) and geum rivale.

Bottom row left to right : geranium phaeum 'Mourning Widow' ( this plant has undergone a name change and is now known as 'Lady in Mourning' - I can't get used to the new name),unamed aquilegia, geranium maculatum 'Expresso', aquilegia probably Hensol Harebell and geranium phaeum ' Lily Lovell'.

Finally an escapee from the mosaic but growing in abundance at the side of our lane at the moment the beautiful anthriscus sylvestris or cow parsley:

More May blossoms are taking root at Mays Dreams Gardens thanks to Carol.


  1. Anna,
    Beautiful blooms! I just love the weigela and solomon's seal, two of my favorites! Happy bloom day!!

  2. My 'Green Dreams' hasnt flowered yet, I dont think it has forgiven me for moving it. Tried to get a photo of my Geranium Lady in Mouring but the I just couldnt get the flowers to focus

  3. I love the collage and I also like cow parsley--it's fun watching how fast it grows! Happy GBBD!

  4. Beautiful blooms and love the collage! Happy GBBD!

  5. I love all these shades of pinks and blues, Anna--very soothing. May seems to have been a wetter month than April everywhere; I keep waiting for the rain to stop so I can get some things planted:)

  6. Lovely I had a geranium similar to yours but it was never very vigorous and I lost it amongst the thugs.

  7. Hiya Anna,

    Finally somebody who enjoyed playing with my stars :-)
    Thank you for that: I was waiting for it all day. Never mind the roses.

    Those greens and blues in your mosaic are soothing.

    Did you enjoy the rain today? Our 200 L barrels filled up again in 30 minutes. I feel rich with all that rain water stored safely.

  8. Anna...hello! Your May blooms are lovely...and the sweet clematis are tempting to add to the ever growing list! I have a similar Clematis Montana...that was labeled Mayleen. The fragrance is delicious! Have a good weekend. gail

  9. I love your collage. We have quite a few of the same things blooming! I have 'Mourning Widow' too, and it's going to bloom soon. I didn't know it had a name change, thanks the info :)

  10. Such gorgeous colours and delicate blooms! Lovely :)


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