Saturday, May 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day: The Columbine are Blooming!

So many flowers in the garden are ready to pop, but my garden is still transitioning from spring to summer on this Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. I'm noticing that the old phrase about gardens "The first year they creep, the second year they sleep, the third year they leap" is proving to be very true. Things are finally beginning to leap in my garden!

First up is Miss Kim, the lilac. I have two of these lilacs and this year they have double or three times as many lovely blooms as last year. Finally there are enough blooms that I can bring some inside to enjoy!

This year is the first year for Columbine blooms in my garden. These columbine were winter-sown last year, but this is the first year they bloom. Strangely, only the pink columbine seem to have survived although I had also sown some blue.

Also blooming in my garden:
  • Tiny red dianthus
  • Scabiosa
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  1. Wow! That's some columbine! I haven't even seen the full ones in the nursery, just the bell-shaped ones. Stunning display.

    Happy bloom day!

  2. beautiful columbines! I love these plants. I really need to make some room for them next year. The blooms are just so pretty.


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