Bloom Day – May 2007

It’s starting to look a bit like summer! In bloom now:

Blackhaw viburnum (Viburnum prunifolium) – above – This shrub was planted in fall 2005, and didn’t bloom last year. I was a bit worried, but it bloomed like a champ starting a week ago.
Wild geranium
Violets
Strawberries
Lilies of the valley
Dutchman’s pipe (Aristolochia macrophylla) – below, looking a little sad due to the hot weather and lack of rain.
Prairie trillium (Trillium recurvatum)

Coming soon:
Solomon’s seal
Annabelle and oakleaf hydrangeas
Wild irises…I hope! I haven’t seen any of them bloom yet, but my perennials have been looking very good so far this spring.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Your Viburnum is looking good. You’ve got strawberries in flower too, then things can’t be so bad in your garden. 🙂 Love Solomon’s Seal!

    BTW I have some blooms on my blog too, come and have a look. 😉

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  2. I also have a Blackhaw Viburnum, but it bloomed several weeks ago. Based on your list of what is blooming in your garden, I think my garening is running 2 – 3 weeks ahead.

    Thanks for participating in Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day!

    (We need some rain here, too, and I am hoping we get some tonight.)

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  3. […] inch, and I’m eager to walk through the garden this morning to see if all the droopy plants (Dutchman’s pipe, I’m looking at you) perked […]

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  4. […] — lakechicagoshores @ 8:14 am After a very slow start, we’ve caught up with last year’s blooms (although the blackhaw viburnum’s flowers haven’t quite opened yet). The garden is […]

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