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Blooms, Blooms and more Blooms!

(From upper L-R across & down: Noid yellow Bearded Iris, Allium neapolitanum, Allium 'Pink Jewel', Clematis 'Nelly Moser', Noid purple Dutch Iris, English Bluebells, Rosa 'Morning Magic', Narcissus 'Delnashaugh' and Noid Dwarf Bearded Irises)

This month has been all about the blooms so far.  There is something new to discover each day in my garden.  I just love Spring, it’s my favorite season.  Afterall everything is new and fresh again, what’s not to love? I’ve also been quite busy this season preparing new beds, mulching, completing overdue projects and weeding.  There is always something to do in the garden in the spring.  I’m trying really hard to sit back and enjoy it without finding something that needs to be tweaked, pulled or deadheaded.  That’s the hard part. 🙂 I haven’t been the best blogger this year, but I’m always available on facebook as most of you know.  Hope everyone is having a great week so far in or out of the garden.

Bloomin Tuesday

(From upper L-R across & down: Rosa 'Morning Magic', Rosa 'American Peace', Rosa 'Glowing Peace' and Clematis 'Niobe')

This week I have the last blooms of the Roses to share with you as well as the second flush of my Clematis ‘Niobe’.  It’s a rainy day in Hampton Roads and I ran out early this morning to snap a few pictures to share with you today for Bloomin’ Tuesday.  To see more Bloomin’ Tuesday posts this week or to join in on the fun please click on the link below:

Wordless Wednesday: Sweet Autumn Clematis

Masses of Blooms!

More things are beginning to bloom this week and in mass too! Purples and whites seems to be the theme in this post. Allium neopolitanum is a great bulb for containers since it tends to be a bit invasive in the garden.  Right now it occupies my red washtub with some yellow pansies. The Siberian Iris ‘New Wine’ is one of my favorites, in fact I divided it last fall to add to other areas of the garden.  The hint of blue on the falls is pretty mingled with the purple and yellow. This Rhodie has been a part of my garden for many years now and it always puts on a great show in April.  Look the Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’ I posted about last week is now in full bloom!  The buds start out a deep smoky purple that opens to this pale lavender.  I love these little Zephyranthes candida.  They are commonly called either Zephyr Lily, Rain Lily or Fairy Lily.  They always seem to bloom right after a nice rain fall.  Two of my Clemmies, ‘Snow Queen’ and ‘Niobe’,  are putting on a great show right now with their first big flush of the season.  The trellises they occupy dress up a blank brick wall out front and a shed wall in the back yard.  I showed you just a couple of days ago my Rosa ‘Morning Magic’ and now look at her!  She is a mass of gorgeous shell blooms that fade to a off white with age.  This is just one side of the arch in the Arbor Garden, the other side has the same rose but it is two years younger and hasn’t quite caught up yet. Have a nice weekend everyone!  I’ll be in the tinkering around in the garden most likely.   🙂

Bloomin Tuesday

(From upper L-R across & down: Clematis Snow Queen, Allium Purple Sensation, unknown yellow Iris, Rosa Morning Magic, Clematis Dr Ruppel and unknown purple Iris)

Every year I look forward to the first blooms of the season.  While all the other roses in my garden are budding up right now ‘Morning Magic’ beat them to the punch.  It’s a climber that I have planted on my metal arch in the Arbor Garden.  Pretty soon it will be mass of these pretty pink and yes fragrant blossoms.  Now ‘Snow Queen’ and Dr Ruppel were not the first Clematis to bloom this spring since ‘Niobe’ beat them by a week.  But they were the first to green up so they will get a honorable mention in this post.  Their looking pretty lovely growing together on the shed trellis.  The unknown yellow Iris and purple Iris are definitely the first of the Irises to bloom this season.  They both were pass-a-longs from two of my generous neighbors years ago.  Another first is this ‘Purple Sensation’ Allium that is starting to open in the raised garden bed out front.  All my other alliums are budding up but this is the first bloom. I forgot I planted a few bulbs in this bed.  To see more Bloomin’ Tuesday posts or to join in this week please visit our host Jean @ Ms Greenthumb.