Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bloom Day May 2012

"What's this?" you say, "A bloom day post?!"  Why yes, yes it is.  Though, admittedly, the pictures were taken prior to actual bloom day, BUT they are still blooming, and that's the important part, right?  (note:  Please visit May Dreams Garden for more bloom day posts)

Peter's Purple Monarda - for a good zoomed in photo, please visit Suzie's blog at VivaVerde.  Daphne Richards gave me this plant to try in my yard.  I split it into a few plants and have one here in the front bed (which is very prolific) and one in the back yard bed which is not.  I also have one in the rain garden area but that one I put in the ground a few months ago so it's not prolific either.  Expect to see a Very Monarda post soon.

Standing Cypress...even though this one is following mostly along the ground...whatever.  It's the first one I've ever had (yay!)

White guara with Horsemint.  The purple balls in the upper left are the Monarda blooms.


Steph@RamblingWren said...

It's official. I'm obsessed with 'Peter's Purple Monarda'. I would love to plant this with "Black and Blue salvia'. I unfortunately have mostly part shade in my backyard. Would love to hear how your performed? does it prefer shade or does it like to be in the sun.


Caroline said...

Lovely monarda, Katina! Happy GBBD!

Amy said...

I agree: the monarda is really great. Love the shaggy petals and intense lavender color. And here's to many more standing cypress this summer!