Perennials - the roses have already hit their peak, except for the drift roses, which are going strong. Otherwise, we have potentilla, some daylilies, salvia, geraniums, dianthus, lamb's ear, lychnis, painted daisies, penstemon, veronica, verbascum, wine cups, spiderwort, asiatic lilies, Louisiana iris, and the poppies have just started blooming this week.
I voted roses because many of my roses are in bloom, but the hydrangeas, daylilies, purple cone flowers, marigolds, blackberries, button bush, and spiderworts are also blooming. Which roses? America, Blaze, The Fairy, Sunny Knockout, Pink Double Knockout, Oklahoma, Peace, Iceberg, Comte de Chambord, Coral Drift, Snowfire, Camelot, Rosa Glauca, and Dart's Dash (rugosa). Some are blooming for the 2nd time.
Amanda, in a normal year mums bloom in the fall here. I pinch at Memorial Day and again around the 4th of July, then leave them alone. This year they are already blooming, we had some very hot days early on, then cold weather came back. I'm not fighting them, but I guess this means no fall show??
As you know things are heating up, and average temperatures are higher than "normal."
There have been and continue to be studies on how warming affects growth patterns and phenology in different plant families. Many genus are blooming 3 - 4 weeks earlier, fruiting earlier, seeding earlier . . ..
This has an obvious effect on other species that may be interdependent and alter their habits as well.
Perhaps during a normal year when you pinched at memorial day you were pinching off buds for new flowers in summer. If you pinched twice you most certainly retarded summer bloom.
This is what the nurseries do too. If you want fall blooms instead of summer blooms, you can still pinch. You may need to alter your pinch calendar. OR you can let them bloom and deadhead to allow for a second/third/continuous flush of blooms.
I'm envious of those who said some version of 'all of the above'. Around here spring bulbs, spring flowering trees, camellias, azaleas, and most of the spring shrubs have all long since finished. The southern magnolias are still blooming strong, and crepe myrtles haven't started yet, but most trees are through.
In my garden daylilies are blooming along with hydrangeas, rose of Sharon, clematis (although most have finished their big spring show), and roses. I don't have any annuals right now nor a lot of perennials. There are probably other things blooming out there that I've forgotten about for the moment, but those are the big ones.
Envious of those who still have spring bulbs blooming. It's in the mid 90's here already, so spring is over. :-)
In San Diego everything seems to be in bloom due to a very long rainy season which is about over. Pink/cream daylilies, roses: Sirens Keep, Rainforest, Dreaming Spires, Eden, Light of Day, Daybreaker, and about 25 more. Dianthus, Peruvian Lily, geraniums, heather, clemantis, potato vine, etc etc. Bougainvilla (white); impatiens: King and Queen, Madagascar Red, etc etc. It sounds like a lot of plants, but about 2/3 of them are very young and only have a few blooms on them. So pretty.
I wish I could grow lilacs tho. And lavender. And anything that requires a freeze.
Happy spring but where has it gone. Everything moves so fast!
A bit of everything here as well...Roses are getting ready for their second flush. Daylilies are just starting. Butterfly bushes are getting ready to bloom, Indian Pinks are blooming now. Irises are done. No Crape Myrtle yet. The coral Honeysuckle is finished with the big spring flush, but there are still a few blossoms here and there that keep my hummingbirds happy. Lantana is starting to really put on a show, which is pretty much all I'll be able to count on for awhile...supposed to hit triple digits by the weekend...farewell spring...
Roses (Climbing Joseph's Coat, Climbing America, Blue Moon, Climbing Golden Showers) though bloom is sparse as this is their 1st yr in my garden. Also Red salvia, Petunias, Marigolds, Giant Sunflowers (1 over 8'), zinnnias. Veggies include green beans, roma tomatos, cucumbers, zucchini. Still waiting for dahlias, gladiolas and daylilies to bloom. Apple and nectarine are already in fruit, as are grapes.
Oh, that is pretty. I had it in sun but moved it to a mostly shaded area. It appears to be doing well but hasn't bloomed just yet. However, I just transplanted it about three weeks ago.
Poison ivy ... ackkk!!! I have a case of it right now. I washed with Jewelweed soap and have used Calamine lotion, Aveeno cream, etc. But it is still blistering after 5 days. :( I am a paleface so I always have lots of unknown rashes, bites, lumps and bumps this time of year. Benadryl is the only thing I've found that will quell the itch of p.i while it is healing. Third time I've had it this year. :(
Sorry Melody, to hear about your Poison Ivy. I had a couple of brother's that use to get Poison Ivy all over their bodies, and were in real bad shape, I hope you don't have it that bad. Get well soon.
Like your Indian Pinks. I have never seen these flowers before.(nice)
Cville, I'm sorry you have Poison Ivy also, I hope you both it over it soon.
I put roses because that is what I see the most blooming, but I have some annuals and some perenials blooming too. I live in a cold region of California so we are a bit behind other parts of the state that may have all of the above going full force. I had some late freezes that hosed me on some of my single blooming roses too or I'd have had more by now.
The taller median irises are in full cry here. That sounds strange but there are 4 classes of medians & it is time for the border iris seedlings. Our 'Nova Zemba' rhododendrun is fantastic. Peonies just starting with 'Sarah Bernhardt' brought from my childhood home just starting. daylilies yet to come.
I don't know what is blooming,cuz I'm not at home and won't be til late July. On the trip of a lifetime. I didn't plant many things this year for just that reason. I imagine though that the perennials will be doing their thing.
Irises are just leaving. Spiderwort and oenothera just opened. Ongoing are my one red red rosebush that came with the house, various sages, Johnny jump-ups, Sweet William, orange annual gaillardia I just couldn't resist at the farmers market, and centaurea montanum.
One of my favorites, too! The one I have was given to me by a friend. Seems to be just the basic purple. I just bought a tiny "Gold Boullion". It will go in a prominent spot in the front yard. Plants from nurseries are SO tiny - I worry until they take...
Is 'Gold Boullion' a Centaurea? I've sort of started collecting some of the "buttons". A new one I've added to my collection is 'Barbara's Buttons' which is actually Marshallia grandiflora. They are all enchanting!
I'm going for purple and orange, with the foliage providing green for the triad. And chartruse where I can find it, just 'cause I like it! Are you familiar with tradescantia "Sweet Kate"? Also chartruse with a deep blue flower. It's on my want list.
Look me up next year for seeds of the "Gold Boullion". Then again, it may not even flower until next season. But when it does, I'll save seeds!
Do I have anything in my have list that you'd trade a little "Sweet Kate" for?
I have some other spiderwort from a friend's garde. I don't mind the seeding around. Things are easy to "edit" if you keep up. And sometimes I pot up my extra things and take them to the flea market for extra gardening money!
The temps are hotter than ever here in eastern N.C.,but my gardens are doing great!My elephant ears are going crazy!The marigolds are lush,the petunias are lush,and my sweet potato vines are coming along well,in spite of our 90,s tempsmy roses are slow,why is this?How can I get rid of those red ants without hurting surrounding plants?
There is a red ant bait you can get and exterminators bait too. My house was a den of fire ants smothering all my root balls for 2 years. I had an exterminator bait both years and the third year, I did it myself. No more problems last year or this one.