This month's Bloom Day has been kind of odd here at A Tidewater Gardener. On the one hand, an extremely mild winter and abundant recent rains have meant that I have a lot to show right now. On the other hand, parts of my garden are a mess. Sometime in early May work began on my street replacing perfectly good, 100 year-old granite curbing so that the corners comply with ADA guidelines (I will not say what I think about this). I called the contractor to find out how long I had to get my plants moved, and was told about a week. So I dug and potted everything I wanted to keep and put the plants on the porch for what I thought would be a temporary stay - that was over a month ago. Then as some of you know, there was an automobile accident in front of the house in early June, with one of the cars ending up in my garden. When the car was pulled out, many of my plants came with it. Why couldn't the scene of the accident and the future construction zone have been one in the same?
This has been an especially prolific spring for two of my favorite plants, hydrangeas and daylilies. Before we look at those two, let's see what else is blooming.
Verbena bonarensis and Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'
Gardenia jasminoides 'August Beauty'
Pontederia cordata (Pickerelweed)
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
Lantana 'Miss Huff'
Betty Boop Rose with Red Cascade Below
Now some hydrangeas. First up is Annabelle (H. arborescens 'Annabelle').
H. macrophylla 'Ayesha'
'Frau Kinue' (Angel Robe)
Here are the daylilies (I'll name if I know 'em). This is 'Smoky Mountain Autumn'.
'House of Orange'
Thank you once again to Carol of May Dreams Garden for hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, held on the 15th of each month. You should pay her a visit.