May pictures

Ripley, MS

Ok here we go for the pictures of May flowers, we will count April 30th as May, since we are getting rain tomorrow--I figured these flowers would not be so pretty after the deluge of rain

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Ripley, MS

Lavender

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Ripley, MS

Double knock out

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Ripley, MS

Iris in the secret garden

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Ripley, MS

This iris is in the roadside bed

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Ripley, MS

Gunny's Rose

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Ripley, MS

Foxglove from seed planted last spring and put into the bed last fall

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Ripley, MS

Homestead verbena

Edited to tell Kathy Ann--that is my porcelain vine you gave me on the fence, it is doing well this year, I hope to have some berries

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Ripley, MS

Byzantine glads starting to open

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Ripley, MS

iris

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Ripley, MS

This is a shorter iris, I am not sure what it is, but it is about half the height of the tall bearded

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Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

Sandra: Lovely blossoms, all! My gunny's rose is covered in buds and has had one bloom so far but the petals have already dropped on it.

Like Sandra, I went out and took some photos today because after the expected rains/thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow, I didn't know if the flowers would look so good.

The green hellebore which Kathy Ann gave me has been blooming literally for weeks.

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Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

I hope I was not "stepping on your toes", Sandra. I have waited to see if you are going to post any more photos. I will post mine when you are finished.

Ripley, MS

Go ahead I was finished, just went back and edited on the verbena that Kathy Ann gave me the porcelain vine--
I was also thinking that Terrye might have given me that shorter iris, so she may know the name of it--she has some beautiful iris

Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

I just love iris--any kind, any color. It's just too bad they don't bloom all summer!

Speaking of iris, this is Celebrity Song, which Kathy Ann gave me, as well. I wish you would just look at that monster hollyhock behind it! It is taking up so much room and crowding out some of the other plants.

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Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

This blue salvia is getting ready to bloom. I don't know the name of it.

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Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

First bloom on the Tiki Torch echie. It looks like it tried to split in half and make two blooms. It has a couple of other buds on it.

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Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

Sorbet Peony

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Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

Minnie Pearl phlox with Hot Lips Salvia behind it

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Ripley, MS

Have you noticed it always rains hard when the peonies start to bloom? I don't have any, but I see them everywhere and it usually comes a flood when they are bloomed out.
Yours is so pretty, and when that monster hollyhock starts to bloom, you will like it then-LOL

Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

I did not know that about the peonies blooming bringing the rain! Maybe I should have told it not to bloom right now--LOL The hollyhock was not in that spot last year--they were at the other end (south) of the flower bed. I really don't know how they got into the north end of the bed unless I scattered some seeds there, but I don't remember doing that. LOL there are 3 hollyhocks in that end of the bed now but that one is the biggest. I will be glad when they bloom!

Here is another Celebrity Song with the Walker's Low catmint behind it and a Ballerina Rose guara to the right.

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Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

This is Peach Belle.

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Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

I love these ditch daisies--they are so pretty but I hope they don't "multiply like bunnies" like you said, Sandra. I may have to pull them out, if they do.

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Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

This is the first bloom of the season on the Oranges & Lemons Gaillardia. This is the one I thought had died last season but it came back and seems to be doing good.

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Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

Purple verbena. My daughter, who has a brown thumb, can even grow this! LOL

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Ripley, MS

Marilyn, that picture looks more like a Shasta than a ditch daisy, the ditch daisies get about waist high and don't have as full of a bloom as the Shasta--is that the same clump you showed earlier?
I have not had any of my ditch daisies to bloom yet, but they are budding. I probably pulled a thousand out and pitched them off the bank when I cleaned the roadside bed out.

Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

A view of the hummingbird/butterfly bed looking from south to north. All of the flowers in the photos above are in this flower bed, except for Peach Belle.

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Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

That's not a Shasta, Sandra-- I have those, too, but they aren't blooming yet. It is the same one I showed on the other thread. Whoo--I sure hope a thousand of them don't show up in this bed! LOL I'll be pulling them out for sure!
One last photo for now--this is one of my torch lilies with several bloom stalks getting ready to bloom.

edited to say: That was a close-up of the ditch daisies--they aren't as big as they look in the photo.

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Isabella, MO(Zone 6b)

Plus ditch daisies usually aren't growing in horse-manure enriched dirt! LOL

Ripley, MS

Oh yes, I forgot about all that horse manure you have there--LOL--mine will be blooming any day now and I will show some pictures of them.

(karen) Little Rock, AR(Zone 7b)

Well I was soooo excited to come home yesterday and find that I too had a PEACH iris blooming - this one had to have come from my haul at one of the 2009 RU's

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Lakeland / Memphis, TN(Zone 7a)

Sandra - all of your iris' are sooo pretty, but I am not familiar with that byzantine glad. did you grow that from seed ?
Marilyn - that Sorbet peony is absolutely gooorrrgeous ! Amazing to see how far your butterfly garden has come.
It is really hard for me to photo this rose on the side of my garage - but this year, it has really started putting on a show. Seems my lense had a smudge on it.

Rainbows end

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Lakeland / Memphis, TN(Zone 7a)

Karen - is that the peach iris everybody was talking about that they got at the swap too ? Seems to be a famous peach iris going on around our group. lol.


Sandra - know what this is ?

(sorry a little blurry)

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My Rugelda rose bud

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The bloom

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Rose - Funny Face

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Lakeland / Memphis, TN(Zone 7a)

Climbing Rose - Hurdy Gurdy

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Ripley, MS

Cindy gave me the byzantine glads--you know she is the bulb lady--these are a very old flower, I am not sure if they are even sold anywhere now or not. I will have to search for it and see.
No, I don't recognize that plant????

Little Rock, AR(Zone 7b)

Sandra I love that benzatine glad also!!!

Marilyn beautiful peonies!

Karen that a beautiful climbing rose!

Bonnie I love the rugelda and hurdy gurdy roses!

Lakeland / Memphis, TN(Zone 7a)

Hearts a Burstin? lol.... you grew from seed.

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