Well, it is Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day again where we are offered the opportunity to share a snapshot of what’s blooming with other bloggers. Although there are some splendid displays from the Roses and Lilies right now, it’s hard not to lead with the Japanese Stewartia as shown above. This is the fourth year of flowering this small tree and there are more flowers than ever. They come over an extended period and are well worth a close inspection.
I mentioned lilies and it’s hard not to go anywhere in the yard without seeing lilies in bloom. These white asiatics have a wonderful glow in the evening light.
There are also quite a few Yarrow scattered about our various gardens, ranging from white to yellow to red. This particular example is cream colored and gives an example of why these are such rewarding perennials.
A favorite impact color for me is the orange of the Butterfly Weeds.
And another arresting color is the found on the Perennial Sweetpea (Lathyrus latifolius).
We grow these amidst the extremely aggressive Pennsylvania Crownvetch.
I should also squeeze in a mention of the Clivias that are blooming right now. They live in the basement during the winter but when the weather permits we give them a dose of outdoor living. They usually reward us with another bloom cycle as they are doing right now.