Sunday, May 15, 2011

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: May 2011

Happy GBBD! Here's a look at the blooms in my yard today...sprinkled with the neverending cottonwood fluff. For more flower photos from today, visit May Dreams Gardens.
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Standing cypress working its way into chaste tree blooms with russian sage at its base.
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Larkspur
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Indigo spires
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First copper canyon blooms of the year
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Butterfly weed
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Lantana and firebush
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Parsley
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Geranium
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Thursday's rain washed away the cottonwood fallout, but it's been snowing heavier than ever since then.
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One day's worth of cotton on the patio.
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Bridesmaid bouquet from my friend's lovely wedding Friday night.
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5 comments:

seedscatterer said...

Standing Cypress was one of my mother's favorite things to talk about growing. I don't know if she ever did. Yours looks great. My vitex is just now showing some purple blooms.

Cat said...

I just saw the standing cypress at the Wildflower Center last week...I love it! How tall is yours? It seemed to be about 4' at the WFC. Yours looks beautiful! Also, do you have any tips for the butterfly weed? I planted one late last summer and it did well until the freeze - lots of caterpillars but now it's barely growing...was late coming back and maybe has six or seven leaves... ;/

RBell said...

That Cottonwood is certainly cranking it out - looks like a light dusting of snow (if only it would melt, right!). Like the color & exotic form of the Geranium blooms - quite nice.

Amy said...

Seedscatterer: Thanks, and this is a great time for vitex!
Cat: The tallest standing cypress is about 5' but last year a few got over 6'tall. As for the butterfly weed, maybe just a little food and time? Mine also died back with the freeze and is slowly returning to full size.
RBell: Yes, if only the cotton would melt!

scottweberpdx said...

Wow...that reminds me of when I lived in a rental with a huge cottonwood in the backyard...I remember walking out one morning in June or July and actually had to stop for a moment...thinking it was snow!