What’s Blooming in My Garden Right Now

 

The days are lengthening, giving us lots of light for evening strolls and bike rides. Bees are humming through my garden beds and rhododendrons, and I’ve pulled out my sandals. Spring is blending into summer. This is especially apparent when I look at what’s blooming in my yard right now. 

Tall spikes of lupine and foxglove are reaching taller each day, as well as fluffy dutch iris. 

 

Fluffy Jupiter’s beard is filling out, and the fragrant roses are opening up their blooms.

My peonies are starting to pop, and I just can’t wait for their big, flashy flowers. 

I recently planted wildflower seeds, and I’m already seeing poppies, daisies and bachelor's button sprouting.  

Summer blooms are here! We’ve got weeks and weeks of beautiful flowers to look forward to, and I can’t wait to see what blooms next in my garden. 

What's blooming and your garden, and what are you most excited to see this summer?

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My Top 5 Favorite Spring Flowers

When you think of spring, flowers might be one of the first things that come to mind. There are so many amazing blooms this time of year! After a long, gray winter, nothing warms the soul more than blossoms dotting the landscape in bursts of colors. It was nearly impossible to narrow it down, but I managed to choose my top five favorite spring flowers. 

Hellebore 

My first pick is unique as both a winter and spring flower. It blooms much earlier than most flowers, literally popping out of a thin layer of snow at times. The hellebore comes in so many fun varieties, from doubles with extra layers of petals to special jewel-toned varieties. There are purples, raspberry pinks, greens, and even white ones with cute little speckles. You will find the hellebore all over landscapes because they are hardy little things. I have a couple in my yard that were neglected, yet are still thriving beautifully. In arrangements, the hellebore adds a touch of elegance. Read more about this...

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