Welcome to the first Bloomin’ Tuesday in May. Iris season has begun in my garden. The Siberian Irises are doing well after being divided last fall. This is the first of many blooms to come. Every year when the Dutch Irises open I make a mental note to add more colors. Hopefully when I make my fall order list I remember. ‘Apollo’ was the first Dutch Iris I ever planted and it’s two toned look is pretty.
My favorite spring blooming bulbs are Alliums. All colors, sizes, shapes are welcome in my garden. This large white one is Allium mulitbulbosum and it was a impulse buy last fall from Lowe’s. I will definitely add more this year. The Drumstick Alliums are starting to bud up too, so in another week or so they’ll be in full glory as well.
My first Peony bloom that I showed starting to open on Sunday is glorious. Of course the rains came again this evening so I ran out & cut it for a vase. Here’s a shot of Grandma’s miniature Rose that I got her for Mother’s Day. She picked it out when we went to Wally World on Sunday. And I had to throw in one more photo of the lavender Rhodie in all it’s glory. This is the best I’ve ever seen it look since I planted it 5 or 6 years ago. To see more Bloomin’ Tuesday posts or to join in this week please visit Jean @ Ms Greenthumb.