Monday, May 18, 2009


My mini-irises are still blooming, and I am
anticipating with great happiness my 'regular' irises,
which are preparing to bloom - soon!!!
I am anxious to see several new varieties, as well as the old favorites.
Next week will be Iris week, I think. I plan to post a new iris pic every day,
just 'cause they are sooo lovely. Please join me if you like, let me know in comments if you have some irises to show.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day for May 2009

Well, I went back and looked at last year's May bloom day, and it looks like the yard is a bit ahead of last year's blooming times. For example, my lilacs are blooming now! Last year they had just begun to bud out. And the weeping cherry is all done, now.
Other bloomers include a few tulips (that the deer/bunnies missed), phlox, rock cress, and the wisteria. The alliums are just starting to pop, I've spread them to a lot of new places.
These burgundy/pink pansies have been a fave of mine, still looking spectacular from last fall.
The red bud tree is doing its thing -
And this year I have 4 (no, 5!) lilacs instead of just three. Yipin-etly! One of my favorite smells is lilacs in the springtime.
These star of Bethlehem are new to us this year, one of my DH's finds.. I think they are supposed to bloom earlier??

The regular vinca is blooming, this one jumped ship from a container to our rock wall, and this is the first year I've seen it bloom. The flower is more purpl-y than this photo indicates.
These mini irises were blooming last year at this time. I didn't remember that this is my second year for them. :)
Many thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for coming up with bloom day! Go see what else is blooming around the world!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


I am at that point in my spring gardening chores where I run from one thing to another, a bit overwhelmed by all that needs to be done. (plus this has been a VERY rainy spring, for Utah).. I feel 'behinder' than usual.
I did see something new, in all my hurry -

don't know why I've never seen the Japanese threadleaf maple leafing out before.
Happy spring to all!