Sunday, May 15, 2011

Garden Blogger Bloom Day, May

After some good soaking rains over the last few days, this afternoon brightened into perfect gardening weather.  It was cool, sunny, and windy.  In addition to getting a few things planted and others transferred, I photographed the plants that are currently in bloom.  So here is May 15th this year, in far northern Illinois.


Sulphureum Barrenwort

Creeping Phlox

Bleeding Heart


Korean Spice Viburnum

Flowering Quince




  1. Lovely blooms, Renee. I'm always surprised how much a few miles south can make a difference--you're about two weeks behind us in bloom time, it seems. Of course, last week's heat wave really speeded things up here, too. The weekend's rain was welcome, but I'm hoping for a few dry days to finally get some more things planted.

  2. I have always admired the bleeding heart, but we have very little shade and waaay too much wind! Yours are so lovely.