Thursday, May 15, 2014

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: May 2014

It's all shades of purple with orange accents up in here for this month's GBBD (hosted by May Dreams Gardens), starting with the star of the front yard: artichoke (and, yes, they do feel like koosh balls).
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Curb strip Candystripe cosmos, from seed thrown out last year
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Globe mallow just keeps trucking along
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Creeping germander hasn't crept very far, but the blooms remind me of lavender
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Passionvine
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Mexican petunia, filling in with no help from me, per usual
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End of the larkspur among the iris foliage
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Heartleaf skullcap
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Trumpet vine just started blooming yesterday
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Not pictured, but just started blooming: magnolia, crepe myrtle and coral bean.

Happy spring, gardeners!

6 comments:

Daniela Gardenerswithkids said...

Lovely blooms! Especially the Passion vine!

Dorothy Borders said...

Ah, purple! My favorite color. Your purple blooms are lovely and your trumpet vine is a bit ahead of mine. Beautiful garden. I enjoyed my visit.

Steph@RamblingWren said...

Your Artichokes are beautiful! Makes me wish I had planted them;) Don't you love the smell of them? Your garden looks so pretty.

Jean said...

Those artichokes are so cool! Your larkspur amongst the iris has given me a good idea for next year. Happy spring!

Swimray said...

You have a great variety this month. Your artichoke reminded me of my cardoon I lost this winter.
Ray

Swimray said...

You have a great variety this month. Your artichoke reminded me of my cardoon I lost this winter.
Ray