What is blooming in your garden?

(Zone 7a)
There are a total of 177 votes:

(22 votes, 12%)
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Roses. (which ones?)
(33 votes, 18%)
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Trees or shrubs.
(18 votes, 10%)
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Bulbs are blooming here.
(11 votes, 6%)
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Annual flowers.
(7 votes, 3%)
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(53 votes, 29%)
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(25 votes, 14%)
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I have mainly foliage plants.
(6 votes, 3%)
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I'm south of the Equator and it is Autumn.
(2 votes, 1%)
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Previous Polls

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Gee, I'm never first. :-D))) I voted "Other" because all of the aforementioned plants are blooming in my yard at the moment. ^_^

Nurmo, Finland(Zone 4b)

Thanks to my time zone I've been first twice! Bulbs are just fading. Apple blossom out and syringa opening. Verges bright yello with dandelions.

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Forgot to name the roses that are blooming: Cl. Pink Cecile Brunner, Double Red Knockout, Double Pink Knockout.

Hanceville, AL(Zone 7a)

Same as Cville gardener. Luciee {;^)

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

Mostly perennials(dianthus, coreopsis, geum, trollius, spiderwort, scabiosa, nepeta, daisies) also roses, siberian iris, tall beared iris and daylilies

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Trees, shrubs, daylilies, natives & other perennials, tropicals and water plants!

West Plains, MO(Zone 6b)

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.

L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

a little bit of everything, but mainly roses and cactuses

Tulsa, OK(Zone 6b)

I have woody ornamentals, day lilies, perrienials, annuals and bulbs flowering. so its a mix of it all

Algonquin, IL(Zone 5a)

Right now, mostly early perennials plus a few late bulbs . . .

Assorted Heuchera, Nepeta 'Walker's Low', assorted Aquilegia, Salvia 'Eveline', Dichelostemma 'ida-maia', Gladiolus 'Byzantinus', Allium 'Purple Sensation', assorted late Daffodils, Geranium 'Biokovo', Lamium 'Silver Beacon' & 'Purple Dragon', Brunera 'Jack Frost' & probably some I missed.

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Bridgewater, MA(Zone 6b)

Bletilla, Podophyllum, Primula, Viburnums, Fothergillas, Amsonia, Geraniums, Asarina, Saruma, and still plenty of Dicentras.

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

Wild multiflora rose, catmint, allium, knockout rose, Golden Showers rose, Don Juan rose, dianthus, nicotiana, celosia, Honey lily, lantana, perennial geranium, verbascum, some irises still, hosta, clematis, dephium, dahlia, petunias, verbena, and snapdragons. Butterfly bushes are getting ready to bloom.

Madison, IL(Zone 6b)

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.

Millbury, MA(Zone 5a)

Iris and a couple field daisies -- Shasta daisies and daylilies will come later.

Pretoria, South Africa

It is officially Winter as from tomorrow, but the past week has been really cold. Expecting a very cold Winter...

Somerset, KY(Zone 6b)

I've got roses blooming now, but daylilies are not far off.
Roses blooming are:
The Poet

St. Louis County, MO(Zone 5a)

Other, because I have some of almost everything blooming right now. In fact, my fall mums are confused because of the weather and are blooming now, too.

Greensboro, NC(Zone 7b)

Cathy - do your mums wait till fall to bloom in MO?

When I moved south to NC and planted mums I was surprised that they bloomed so early, but now I am used to it and know that the greenhouses force the blooms at fall.

I figure, if they want to bloom in summer, let 'em bloom in summer. ;)

(heck it's still spring!). Mine are just budding out and should be blooming next week.


St. Louis County, MO(Zone 5a)

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??

Fairfield County, CT(Zone 6b)

Well - technically the roses are blooming in my neighbor's yard. But I get to pick them!

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

daylilys, nasturtiums, mealy blue sage, scabiosa, lambs ear, lantana, 4 o'clocks, maragolds, snapdragons, dianthus, zinnias, parthenia, esperanza, sunflowers, petunias, candytuft, red flowered sage, purslane, begonias, plumbago, duranta, buddleia, Mexican petunia, pink knotweed, shrimp plant, lima beans, green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers and squash.

Greensboro, NC(Zone 7b)


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.

Keep us posted on how it goes. ;)


Albuquerque, NM(Zone 7b)

Everything on the list except the annuals are perrenials, so ...

Something is in bloom from February to October or November.

Cedarhome, WA(Zone 8b)

Some shrubs (lilac, serviceberry, crabapple) but mostly perennials. And most of them are late. We've had a cold wet spring. Hoping that's leading up to a warm sunny summer.

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Waukesha, WI(Zone 5a)

First real warm day yesterday. 90 has everything popping. Bridal Wreath Spirea, Iris, Spiderwort, Crane's Bill geranium, and my Dropmore Scarlet Honeysuckle all opened over night.

Charleston, SC(Zone 9a)

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. :-)

San Diego-ScrippsR, CA(Zone 10a)

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!

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

Other: too crispy here, have marigolds and nasturtiums still struggling and the native wildflowers are doing just ok, we still havent had enuff rain to spit with yet...

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

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...

SE Houston (Hobby), TX(Zone 9a)

Post a picture! I wanna come see your yard, please!

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

Gymgirl, It's not as good as you probably imagine. I just have a lot of variety. You can come see if I have some notice to tidy up a bit before you come.

Dayton, OH

I voted perennials, I have Hosta's, Daylily, Coneflower, Larkspur, Rhoadie and a Clematis, Lilies are just about ready to bloom.

(Linny) Salem, SC(Zone 7b)

My hydrangeas are blooming the best. Already cut flowers and have huge vase in the dining room. They are brilliant blue!

Next the daylillies look nice.

Then the sedum is coming along nicely

I'm looking forward to the luna hybiscus.

Lisle, IL(Zone 5a)

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.

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Brunswick, GA(Zone 9a)

My plumeria have started opening their petals and the aroma is very enjoyable. I don't know the name of the one that is blooming.

Bottle Brush are showing less color.

Gardenias are exploding with flowers now and the aroma is awesome! Especially in the evening time. I plan to take cuttings when the blooms are gone.

Wild honeysuckle are blooming on the fences, they are invasive but they sure smell great.

I predict Angel Trumpets will be next.

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Honeysuckle has been everywhere here blooming like crazy. Roses have been awesome! Yes, Angel Trumpet has set buds now.

Does Indian Pink need shade or ? Someone gave me a start and it's new to me this year.

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

They need filtered shade and don't need to get very dry. Mine is planted in the shade of a redbud tree and I added some moisture absorbing gel to the hole before I put the plant down,

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Could you post a picture of your Indian Pink in bloom?

Everything has been just gorgeous and blooming like crazy ... and now this weather at 95*+ ... don't know what things will look like after this!! :(

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

Yeah, we're supposed to hit triple digits by the end of the week too. I'm watering containers twice a day. I'll get you a pic of the pinks here in a little bit.

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