Bloom Day – May 2010

Solomon's seal in bloom

After a warm and dry April, May has been wet and cool so far.  The flowers in bloom now are pretty much the ones that were in bloom a two weeks ago.

  • Celandine poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)
  • Blue false indigo

  • Blue false indigo (Baptisia australis)
  • Columbine and geranium on the biofalls

  • Wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
  • Wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)
  • Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum) – photo at top of page
  • Wild hyacinth

  • Wild hyacinth (Camassia scilloides)
  • Shooting star and columbine

  • Shooting star (Dodecatheon meadia)
  • Prairie trillium

  • Prairie trillium (Trillium recurvatum)
  • Common violet
  • Lilies of the valley
  • Chives
  • Thyme
  • Raspberry blooms

  • Raspberry ‘Caroline’
  • Strawberry

The bearded irises and the peonies look about ready to pop, so any stretch of warm weather should bring them out. No water lily buds yet, alas!

Many thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for having Bloom Day.

Postscript: forgot that the American bittersweet & red baneberry are blooming too.  I’ll have to add another post to my bittersweet series.


2 responses to this post.

  1. The columbine looks good partnered with the fern, and with the geranium behind. Your shooting star manages to triumph over the Hosta. My shooting stars are in too shady of a location, and aren’t blooming anymore, so I’ll have to transplant them to a part shade location.


    • Posted by lakechicagoshores on May 17, 2010 at 2:21 pm

      Thanks! There are some years where the shooting star doesn’t bloom at all, so I think it may be in a somewhat too shade location.

      You can’t tell from that photo, but the columbine is at least 3 feet high. *That* plant is obviously in the right location!


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