There is so much in bloom right now, I wish I could share all of it. The redbud (Cercis canadensis) is still in bloom, while Daphne burkwoodii 'Silver Edge' is in full swing.
Also loaded with promise are the little blueberries I grow in pots, 'North Sky' and 'Northern Blue'.
Just coming into "bloom" (actually bracts) is the kousa dogwood, Cornus kousa 'Beni Fuji'
This is the reddest the bracts have ever looked.
Turning from woody plants to bulbs, it's surprising how much is still hanging on. This big mystery tulip (ID please?)
Making its Bloom Day debut is a new bulb for me from my friend Leslie of Growing a Garden in Davis,
There are still daffodils in bloom and daffodils to come.
|Narcissus 'La Vie En Rose'|
|Dicentra 'Bountiful', Phlox divaricata 'Clouds of Perfume' and Tiarella 'Iron Butterfly'|
Still blooming from last month are Stylophorum diphyllum
The look-alike flowers of Pulmonaria are also in bloom.
Opening just in time for Bloom Day are the Dodecatheons.
This is a disappointing year for Trillium. T. flexipes has no bloom, while one of the other white Trillium got damaged by the freezes. This T. grandiflorum survived just fine.
My new favorite Brunnera is 'Diane's Gold',
At the front of the woodland garden, Epimedium 'Lilafee'
and Anemonella thalictroides (Thalictrum thalictroides) 'Oscar Shoaf'.
Nearby, is a lone variegated Lunaria from seed my friend Helen Yoest of Gardening with Confidence gave me.
There was nothing wrong with the seed. The fault is mine; I accidentally weeded them out.
To finish, the newly opened blooms of the bearded Iris.
Also in bloom:
Anemonella thalictroides var. rosea
Anemonella thalictroides 'Cameo'
Brunnera 'Looking Glass'
Corydalis 'Blackberry Wine'
Dicentra 'King of Hearts'
Heucherella 'Burnished Bronze'
pansies, violas and violets
Polemium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven'
Tiarella 'Pink Brushes'