Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - May 2012

This spring the irises have been just spectacular. I don't know why becasue we aren't having much rain. It must be that they like this kind of weather. I always thought they liked more water. A spirea and a double mock orange is also blooming in this photo.
The Hydrangeas appear to be responding to the mild winter we had. If they aren't blooming now they sure are setting buds for a big show. Jackmanii, Climbing Hydrangea and Oak Leaf Hydrangea blooming in the photo below.
Speaking of big shows. The annual Mock Orange stravaganza is in full tilt. The fragrance and bright beautiful blooms show off for everyone. 
This is a honeysuckle that I am making into a standard. It needs a haircut but I will wait until it stops blooming. All the honeysuckle in the garden are blooming now. It is good for the hummingbirds. 
The white climbing rose I got for my birthday last year is blooming up a storm. One of these days it will climb up over this arch where the red one will meet up with it.  
Speaking of meeting up. I am headed to the Asheville Garden Bloggers Spring Fling. I hope to see everyone that pops in here from time to time. If you can't make it to the Fling you can always go to Carol's Maydreams Garden blog and tour all the blooming gardens reported there.

20 comments:

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Lisa, it looks lovely in your world. So many things you grow I don't grow here. It's fun to see other beauties.~~Dee

Lee May said...

Hey, Lisa, nice to have such a fine floral send-off for your Carolina do. Hope you bring back some fun plant(s). Enjoy.

Lynn said...

What a gorgeous garden you have Lisa...I love the arches for the flowers to climb. Such color and fragrance you have there. Pure heaven! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Sarah Laurence said...

I didn't know hydrangea could climb - very cool! I wish we could share some of our rain with you. Have fun in Asheville!

Laurrie said...

I love the idea of the red and white blooming roses meeting on that arch. Nice! Have a great time in Asheville, I'll watch for posts.

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa,

Your garden looks so pretty......a credit to you.

Have a wonderful time on the Spring Fling :)

LINDA from EACH LITTLE WORLD said...

That will be a great garden feature when the red and white rose meet and intermingle. Have fun at the fling.

Julie said...

OMG! I am so jealous of your Ashville Garden Blogger trip! Just went over and read about it....sure wish I could go!!!

SandyCarlson said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Lisa. Thanks for this taste of spring.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Have lots of fun at Spring Fling!
I am researching Mock Orange for my gardens.....yours is lovely.
Sherry

tina said...

Those irises are really pretty! It was such a pleasure meeting you tonight-finally!

Marguerite said...

Have a great time at the fling. I planted a mockorange two years ago and have yet to see much growth or a bloom so was happy to see a photo of yours and hope that one day I can see something similar.

Donna said...

Lisa, We enjoyed meeting you at the fling and talking to you---cute card. Carolyn and Donna

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Hope you had a great time at the fling! Maybe someday I'll get to meet you at one of these, too... :-)

By the way, I wish I could smell those mockorange. I've gotten to sniff a few stray blooms on shrubs that we carried at the garden center, but I can't imagine how heavenly all of those branches smell together!!!

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Lush green gardens with great blooms. That Mockorange is lovely!!
So great meeting you this past weekend. I am to remind you about the colored pencils artist. :-)

shirl said...

Hello again, Lisa :-)

Loving that Mock orange and your structure for your birthday rose – looks like this is going to be a stunning feature in a couple of years. Nice job :-D

Nan said...

I love the mock orange. I have this northern one that I'm hoping will be spectacular someday.

Phillip Oliver said...

Lisa, e-mail me with your address - I have some magazines to send you. -- Phillip

Northern Shade said...

Your mockorange is so full of blooms, that the scent must drift for a way through the garden. I have a compact one by my back door, and when it's in bloom I appreciate the scent as I head out to the backyard.

I like the height that those arches are giving to your garden with the climbing plants. It's fun to look forward to seeing plants fill in, like with your white rose. As a gardener I'm always anticipating what is coming next.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lisa girl your garden is looking gorgeous too ! AND .. you and I are waiting for the same event .. roses to grow up their arbors and meet each other ? LOL
Fingers crossed that will happen for us eh ?
The winged wonder was ID'd as an 8 spotted Forester moth .. we had never seen one before .. my idea that it was a moth won out of hubby ;-)
Joy