Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day: May 15, 2017

May 16, 2017

It’s my first GBBD of the season.  Somehow, April slipped past me, probably because I was grading finals.  I’ve entered the leisure season at least until Thursday.  I’ve gotten an unfortunate diagnosis of endometrial cancer.  It’s the most common form and if caught early carries a really good prognosis.  Can prognoses carry??

Anyway, I’ve been garden lazy and it shows.  We’ve had a wet spring and the weeds have gotten way ahead of me.  But, my standard poodle Bridget is now a therapy dog and we spent the spring going through that training and then getting our shadow visits in.  All of that is done and the paperwork will go in tomorrow.

Now, though it is May, there isn’t a lot that is blooming.  I missed taking pictures of the cherry tree, and the early lilacs, and the glorious magnolia. But all May blooms are welcome regardless.

Everything blooming right now is pink.  I have no problem with that.

This always makes me think of ballerinas.

These allium were planted last fall.

The hellebores are fading, and the seedpods are growing. But they are lovely nonetheless.

These allium were planted two falls ago, and they are taller and bigger than they were last year. The great thing about these globes is that they make wonderful dried arrangements.

This lovely columbine comes up every year, right outside my back door.


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