Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - May 2012-Spring Exhausts Itself

Welcome, WordCount Blogathoners and others to my 15th of the month post - Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.  This meme is brought to us by MayDreams Gardens - please visit her site and the other participating blogs after you check out my photos.  You will see plants and blooms from all over the world.

We are still running ahead of schedule here in upstate NY.  The lilacs (which had an off year) have already bloomed.  My irises aren't ready yet and my rhodies are just barely starting to open.

First up are the purple flowers.
Our columbine, purchased last year, is loaded with blooms.

Just in time for GBBD, my first rhodie bloom opens.

Here's a yellow flowered bleeding heart.

This is our yellow spurge (with some violas planted next to it.)

Speaking of violas, these are pansies we planted last fall.  They returned this spring and are blooming furiously, in red, purple and yellow.

I have lily of the valley blooming too, but they didn't come out well.  OK, be shy.

And finally, a little treat.  This is a telephone pole by our house.  A woodpecker loves to stop by and peck but we rarely see him/her. Yesterday evening, there was the woodpecker!  With maximum zoom this was the best I could get but - well, I have a long way to go as a wildlife photographer.  I'm glad plants stand still!

Ahhhh, spring.  Hope you enjoyed my little corner of upstate NY.  What is blooming in your garden?


  1. Beautiful! Have to do this for next month!

  2. Pretty photos. I learned a couple things here today. I should find a Colorado gardening blog to help me sort out what's in my yard. I haven't a clue where to start with my garden.

  3. Oh my, your blooms are lovely! I especially like the combination of the spurge and violas. Actually, I like a combination of anything with violas. Such sweet little blossoms.

  4. We are running ahead of the usual spring schedule here in Chicago as well, thanks to the 80+ weather back in March. The peonies have already bloomed and withered.

  5. Lovely! You are a few weeks ahead of us in spring. Thanks for the preview!

  6. Thanks for coming by my blog. I love the things you have blooming and the color of your columbine. Great that you got your woodpecker shot. I used to live where I was able to get many pictures of various birds, but in my current house I can't stay as hidden to get good shots. Happy GBBD



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