It's once again time to stroll through the garden for the mid-month Garden Blogger Bloom Day, sponsored by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. The star of the show for this months bloom day is the 'Miss Kim' lilac, which has been spreading its intoxicating scent through the garden for a few days now.
There is so much in bloom right now that I could not capture everything, but have included some highlights. Its amazing how much has changed since March's Bloom Day.
Clockwise from top left: Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue', Berberis thumbergeii 'Rose Glow', Hypericum androsaemum 'Ignite Red', Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven', Azaleas, Viburum tinus 'Compactum' (Spring Bouquet Viburnum).
Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' (left) and Vicia sativa (common vetch) (right)
Clockwise from top left: 'Immortality' Iris, Wigelia florida 'Wine and Roses' and Mazus, Salvia farinacea 'Agusta Duelberg', 'Well Endowed' Iris, and 'Hill Hardy' Rosemary
Cotoneaster (unknown species) in bloom
Perennial plant of the year (2011), Asmonia hubrichtii (Thread-leafed Blue-star).
"In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them." ~Aldo Leopold
(In Raleigh, its more like April)