Bloom Day - May 2017
Sunny days with the birds chirping and bees buzzing have been few and far between in the damp Pacific Northwest. In my zone 8b gardens, the blooms are budding but they've been difficult to capture between rain and hail storms. Above, my favorite shot of pink dogwood blossoms from 2017.
|lewisia cotyledon 'sunset strain'|
|Geum 'Totally Tangerine'|
|The geums edge this small planter that hugs the walkway to the backyard. Someday...I've putting paving stones down to create more walkable space to the backyard.|
|blooms from the variegated saxifraga|
|Pretty spring bulbs, ornithogalum or Star of Bethlehem..I inherited these pretty spring bulbs and enjoy them every year|
|look at the size of those rodgerisa leaves! Gorgeous bronze color.|
|fothergilla 'Mount Airy'|
Now the cats are happy....the humans were finally useful!
I've tried to soak up the bits of sunshine as much as possible when it's emerged....such a cool spring, but in all realities..an average one. We had been spoiled the past few years with warm starts to the growing year.
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