When I got home from work today I took my usual stroll around the garden to see what might have opened or may have leafed out today. In the middle of my inspection I had an aha moment when it dawned on me that today was not only tax day, but was also Bloom Day. I didn't need to worry about the taxes, so I went inside to get my camera. (If you hover over the photos, the plant's name should appear.)
Lest you think everything I've got blooming is some shade of yellow or green, here are a few other colors.
I have had Stauntonia hexaphylla growing around our back deck for nearly 15 years. This is the first time I have ever had blooms on it.
As painful as today may be for some of you, Carol at May Dreams Gardens has made it less so by hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. You should pay her a visit.