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What’s Blooming May 15, 2011

Here’s everything blooming (and almost blooming) today.

Waterlogged Front Perennial Bed & Licorice

Viburnum plicatum tomentosum 'Mariesii'

Geranium 'Bill Wallace'

Pink Bluebells

Blue & White Bluebells

Clematis

Candytuft

Espalier Apple Tree

Weigela Carnaval (?)

Double Pink Peony (not quite open)

Cornflower, Bachelor's Button

Geranium phaeum 'Samobor'

Persicaria & Hardy Geranium

Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart 'Alba'

London's Pride

Tree Peony (name unknown)

White Lilac

Purple Lilac

Summer Daphne

Chives

Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day takes place on the 15th of every month and all started with May Dreams Gardens.

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  1. That front garden is lovely. I like how the chicken got her image in the shot. Perhaps she thought your garden would not be complete without her. :) Those pink bluebells are stunning. Happy GBBD Day!

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    May 15, 2011
    • My little chicken gets into almost every shot! I think it’s pretty cute.

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      May 28, 2011
  2. Beautiful blooms! I now have to get some Bleeding Heart. I didn’t realize there were different colors. BTW, I LOVE your photo with the chicken in it. :) I raise them too and think they’re quite entertaining. Thanks for posting

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    May 16, 2011
    • I love my white bleeding heart – I got another one last year but it’s too small to bloom.

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      May 28, 2011
  3. At the risk of sounding like a “Valley Girl” (I was a teenager in the 80s) – I am TOTALLY FREAKING OUT over here looking at all of your gorgeous photos!!! There is so much blooming in your garden right now, and it’s just incredible!

    The bluebells! The wiegela! The white and purple lilacs! The summer daphne! Even the geranium is absolutely stunning! And a delightful black hen just hanging out…I’m so envious!

    Thanks for posting all these lovely photos. I’m so looking forward to seeing how your garden changes over the season!

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    May 17, 2011
  4. Wow, your front yard is so full and lush. I want to camp out there. I’ll help Licorice find the snails and slugs. :-)

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    May 17, 2011
    • Thanks Kristi! Licorice (and the other three less friendly chickens) do a pretty good job keeping the slug and snail population down. They really are a pet with benefits. ;)

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      May 28, 2011
  5. Wow, You’ve got a lot of nice blooms, but licorice is the star of this post. Man I wish I had some black chickens! They’re beautiful.

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    May 20, 2011
    • I bet you could get a couple black chickens…they’re pretty quiet and really cute….

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      May 28, 2011
  6. Hi~~ I’m new here. Love your blog. I was wondering about ‘Bill Wallace’ Geranium. I’ve seen it on sale through Annie’s Annuals and am considering buying it. Does it really have a long bloom time and is it winter hardy? Does it take long to get established? Any info would be much appreciated. http://www.gracepete.blogspot.com. Thanks.

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    May 24, 2011
    • Grace, I picked my Bill Wallace geranium from Annie’s Annuals last year. It’s huge now and overwintered perfectly. I’m outside of Seattle so I bet we’re in the same zone (or close). I like that it doesn’t get super tall but bushes out nicely. I bet it’s been blooming for close to a month now and doesn’t look like it’s slowing down. It’s a great plant.

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      May 28, 2011
  7. The perennial bed looks really great (chickens are great garden candy). Isn’t so nice to see color in the garden again!

    Tree peony is quite lovely, I just bought 2 this year, can’t wait until they bloom!

    Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

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    May 29, 2011
  8. What lovely blooming flowers!!! Beautiful…

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    June 1, 2011

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