It's Bloom Day again, as demanded by Carol at May Dreams Gardens (darn her for making us all feel like a community!)
So here's the rundown here at Casa Bonnie.
My pride this month in the garden is the blooming Confederate Jasmine
Here's a closer look. This vine smells amazing and I have two of them that I have had for years, transferring them from our old house, and now have them making their way up some deck supports right off the patio.
Here's the camellia making what I fear to be her last appearance on Bloom Day for a while
She has done a bang-up job of blooming this year, more than all past years combined and I hope her new home in the ground makes her happy for future years.
My roses are almost all blooming. Lady Hillingdon, Madame Antoine Mari, Mutabilis. And here is one of the brightest, Knockout.
Oh, good lord, I hope that didn't burn your retina. I didn't realize the sunlight made the red color so hot.
And among my roses, how could I forget Peggy Martin, a symbol of life reemerging after Hurricane Katrina
This is her first bloom for me and I like what I see.
My wildflower garden atop my septic drainage field is in bloom. Right now it is overwhelmingly pink primrose
but I see some other late spring/summer bloomers making their way out. But I love the soft pink of primrose.
The other flowers that I love to see strolling in my yard are the ones I never planted. We have some wooded parts to our lot and I often find little blooms here and there. Rain lily, verbena, yucca, daisies, garlic...
and this vine that grows all over the non-landscaped areas. I finally IDed it when I saw it last year as milkweed vine, also called pearl milkweed. The flower is simply one of the most gorgeous things I have seen. So simple green with a gorgeous silver center.
OK, back to the garden I actually have control over.
Purple columbine, the first time it has bloomed for me
The red columbine in front of it is still shut tight, looking like a crown
My climbing rose, Golden Showers, filled with blooms and buds all over.
Among others in bloom, red and white salvia, salvia Royal Spires, verbena, gerbera daisy (just one bloom so far!) and my dwarf pomegranate.
Finally, in the garden, my strawberry patch is hiding lovely red jewels among the leaves.
Happy blooms to all of you!