|Iris germainca (Lily family), Phlox pilosa (Polemoniaceae family), Aquilegia canadensis (Ranunculaceae family) and Lunaria annua (Mustard family)|
|Phlox pilosa is blooming all over the garden|
It's been an odd year and plants that normally are blooming in late April and May are blooming now and plants that should be blooming now are already past their prime. The very best news is that the critters are back~Pollen eating beetles and a small skipper are happy with the Ox-eye daisy that's found it's way to Clay and Limestone.
Then there's this absolutely delightful late blooming narcissus that held out past the 80F degree days in March to start blooming this past week. It's a small cup narcissus~Possibly 'Actaea' or another one whose name I have misplaced! You'll have to forgive the out of focus beauty, the winds were gusting like crazy this weekend and this is the best shot I have! That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!
|Physocarpus opulifolius/Ninebark~Rosaceae family|
|Salvia lyrata/Lyreleaf sage~(Lamiaceae family)|
|Ornamental Kale (Mustard family)|
|Euonymus americanus/hearts-bustin'-with-love~ Celastraceae family|
Hearts-bustin'-with-love is blooming~it's not a showy flower and is quite small, but, later when the seed head bursts open you'll fall in love.
|Astranthium integrifolium/Entireleaf Western Daisy~Asteraceae family|
|Monarda bradburiana/Eastern bergamot~Lamiaceae family|
|Hypoxis hirsuta/Yellow Stargrass (Lily family)|
|Baptisia X 'Starlight Prairie Blues'~(Fabaceae Family)|
|Penstemon smallii 'Violet Dusk' in the background (Scrophulariaceae family|
|One of the seedlings of Penstemon 'Dark Towers' or 'Husker Red'|
Have a wonderful day.
PS Now, please pop over to May Dreams Gardens, where our delightful hostess, Carol, has set up the Mr Linky magic carpet ride to more Bloom Day posts than you can imagine. You're in for a treat~it's Spring (and Autumn in the Southern Hemphisphere) and gardens are dressed in their finest.
Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.