Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day 5.15.2013

Spring has been incredibly slow to arrive this year.  Only now, in mid-May, are we beginning to see the flowering trees and shrubs that usually entertain us in March and April.  Here is a photo of my front entry garden that I took yesterday.
compact Oregon grape holly, Japanese tree lilac, and 'Cameo' quince
This is the same view that I photographed last year for the APRIL 2012 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. Although last year was considered an "early" spring, this year we are a good 4-6 weeks behind "normal". (It's all so confusing!)
Same view, April, 2012
If you're curious, here are links to my Garden Blogger's Bloom day posts in MAY 2012 , MAY 2011 and MAY 2007!

It amuses me that a couple of tulips are blooming now that are complete opposites in character.
One is a small (8" tall) species tulip that forms lovely, perennial clusters in the dry prairie garden. The warm, multi-hued colors are cheerful and engaging in a sophisticated way.
Tulipa 'Little Princess'
A fancy, fringed black tulip — located in a more moist setting —  is a bold and beautiful show-off .
Tulipa 'Vincent Van Gogh'
I'm hoping to have many more blooms to share with you in June!

Head over to Carol's May Dreams Gardens blog to find the master list of today's participating bloggers.

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