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