Bloomin Tuesday

Peony 'Karl Rosenfeld', Dutch Iris 'Blue Pearl', Aster 'New York', Unknown white Astilbe, Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull', Salvia 'May Night', Clematis 'Niobe', Unknown Bearded Iris, Ninebark 'Coppertina', Verbena bonariensis, Snapdragons, Unknown Dutch Iris, and Peony 'Sarah Bernhardt'

It’s that time of the week again when we share what’s blooming in our gardens.  Some you have to capture quickly on film because their here and gone before you know it.  Like the Dutch Irises and Peonies.  It’s been a dry month so the Peony blossoms have had a chance to fully open without getting drenched by spring rains as in past years.  I’m loving how bountiful my Clematis ‘Niobe’ is so I had to share just another shot with you all again.  Ninebark was a new addition last fall and the blooms were a nice treat this month.  The foliage was my main attraction to this ornamental shrub, but the flowers were an added bonus.  To see more Bloomin’ Tuesday posts or to join in this week please visit our gracious host Ms Greenthumb


20 responses to this post.

  1. Looks like your garden is full of delightful colour – love the Sarah Bernhardt peony, it’s one of my favorites.

    Thanks Heather I’m pleased with the garden this month. Sarah is one of my favorites too, her scent is so sweet. 🙂


  2. You sure have a lot of beauties in your gardens. My Coreopsis is full of buds, but they haven’t opened yet. Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks Rosie. The Coreopsis loves this time of the year before it gets too hot. 🙂


  3. Your garden is so much further along than mine! Beautiful blooms!

    That’s what makes BT so much fun Suzanne. Seeing the differences in gardens all over the country. 🙂 Thanks!


  4. Wow! You have a lot of gorgeous blooms! I wish I could grow peonies.–

    Thanks Randy. 🙂 Why can’t you, is it your zone?


  5. They are all beautiful!

    Thank you Tina. 🙂


  6. So many beautiful blooms. Spring blooms are often short compared to the summer perennials. I get three weeks from my oldest clumps of Dutch iris, but the newer clumps last less than two weeks. The allium christophii are lasting longer than the purple sensation. But, the green orbs of the ps are still interesting and standing in the garden.

    Do you cut your May Night Salvia down to the basal foliage as soon as it blooms? I finally added May Night this spring since everyone seems to rave about it.

    (We leave for France on Thursday, so I don’t know if I’ll be reading blogs while away…if not…I’ll catch up on the return in late May.)

    I’ve noticed the same thing with my Dutch Irises, the more established ones last longer. I’m loving Allium Christophii, it’s outstanding. Going to have to add more bulbs this fall. 🙂 Actually I do cut back the old blooms on May Night, but not to the basil foliage as you asked. It really loves this location better than any other spot I’ve planted it in the past. The drainage is good and it gets morning sun only. Have fun in France, look forward to hearing all about it when you get back.


  7. Wow, you have a lot more blooming than I do yet, but I have a lot of the same plants and this is a wonderful preview. Thanks! 🙂

    Thanks Monica, glad I can get you excited for what’s to come in your own garden soon. 🙂


  8. I have that same coreopsis. Lately I have noticed it has lots of white looking fungus on it tho.

    A couple of mine did that last season too Susie. I had four plants last year and only one came back this spring. 😦 I’ve never been too successful with keeping Coreopsis in my garden. Oh well.


  9. Nice! Our ninebark is beginning to bloom also. Your irises look great!

    Thanks Dave, I keep adding more and more ornamental shrubs to the garden each year. Never disappointed with the choices either. 🙂


  10. Hi!
    That’s some really pretty blooms. I love that blue Iris! Have a great day!

    Sherrie’s Stuff

    Thanks Sherrie. That Blue Pearl is the most brilliant shade of blueish purple I’ve ever seen. Have a nice day yourself! 🙂


  11. Beautiful, each and every one here!!!

    Thanks Darla. 🙂


  12. Niobe is one of my favorite clematis too.

    I agree about the peonies. It seems every year when they bloom we have a bad storm that ruins them. Mine won’t be opening for a couple more weeks. We will see how long they last.

    Yep Niobe is the best, it’s a great rebloomer and blooms for a long time. This is the first year that the spring rains didn’t demolish my Peonies just as they opened. 🙂


  13. A beautiful spring mosaic!

    Thank you Nancy. 🙂


  14. Wonderful blooms again! The white peony with the red running thru it is my favorite, I think. I’ve never heard of Ninebark. It looks interesting! Great post! Jean

    Thanks Jean, actually that Peony is a pale pink shade with the red running thru it. It’s my favorite Peony in the garden, so fragrant. 🙂 I love my new Ninebark shrub, the foliage turns a brilliant orange come fall.


  15. Love to see how your gardens are coming along. I love your clematis.

    Thanks Becca. That’s is my favorite Clemmie of all. 🙂


  16. Everything is just beautiful Racquel. Our peonies have teeny little buds just developing. You are miles ahead of us. More snow in the forecast for tonight too so I guess it’s good they aren’t blooming (I’d be out cutting them before the snow flopped them over).
    Surprisingly, I do have a clematis about to bloom (Josephine). We’ll see what the snow does to her…

    Thanks Kathleen. I can’t believe you have snow in the forecast. This is turning out to be a strange year for weather across the country. Sounds like it’s a good thing indeed your Peonies aren’t further along. Hope the snow doesn’t damage your Clematis too much.


  17. Wow you have a lot blooming already! Nice photo mosaic.

    Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed my mosiac of blooms. 🙂


  18. All your blooms are beautiful Racquel–and there are soooo many of them. I love seeing all these flowers from your garden!

    Thanks Linda, I’m glad you enjoyed my collage of blooms from the garden. 🙂


  19. Absolutely lovely. I love your Niobe too. Mine is just starting to bloom. Yum.~~Dee

    Thanks Dee. It’s my favorite of the four I currently have in my garden. 🙂


  20. A beautiful spring mosaic!

    Thanks Chris & Laurie. 🙂


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