Do we gardeners know what day it is? Yes! It is Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! Brought to you the 15th of each month by May Dream Gardens, garden bloggers from all over the world gather to show what is blooming in their gardens, their greenhouses, their houses, or wherever their flowers reside.
Please, by all means, go to the website. Click on some of the links at the bottom of the GBBD post. A world of beauty awaits you. Bloggers in the Author Blog Challenge I am in this month, it is time to stop and smell the roses. We have a lot of fragrant roses in bloom right now in the Binghamton, NY area. Just not in my garden. I wish I had smell-o-blog to transmit the scent to you.
The weather the last couple of days here in New York has been spectacular. Crisp, low humidity makes colors pop out.
For some reason, my perennial flowers have decided not to show their blooms for the 15th. Several have buds: daylillies, a clerance peace lily we planted last year, several astilbes. Others have already come and gone since the last GBBD: my irises (which, for some reason, barely bloomed this year), my wild honeysuckle (no, I didn't plant it) and a wild rose that decided to take up residence on the edge of my property.
So what do I have to show off this month in my zone 5 garden?
The last of my columbine. Columbines did very well this year here in upstate New York. I only have one plants, and I'm on the lookout for another.
Next, a couple of new plants:
Heuchera "Georgia Peach". (yes, it has a tiny flower stalk, not really visible, but it is blooming.) I've not had the best luck with heuchera. I got this at a local farmers market last Saturday.
Speaking of unusual impatiens, African impatiens have always done well for me but for some reason I haven't grown any in a couple of years. This year I bought this peach colored one, and it is thriving in a pot near my front entrance.
Happy GBBD to my fellow bloggers around the world. What is blooming in your garden today?