There will be featured some close ups, but the garden is much more chaotic than the macro shots would suggest. It is stuffed to the brim with plants, this garden, and I know each one of them personally. The lead off photo is thought of around here to be an Allium, at one time known as Allium bulgaricum. Those silly taxonomists… Onward!
Rhododendron ‘King Red’ and Rhododendron ‘Klondyke’
This is the first blooming for the deciduous native azalea King Red since it was planted and frozen down to the roots in 2007 by single digit temperatures in April for several days. The regrowing was slow but these flowers were worth the wait!
Salvia x sylvestris ‘Mainacht’ aka ‘May Night’, Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ and Zizia aurea
Also in the Fairelurie. The golden alexander makes the dark blue stand out much more. It only took me four years to figure that out. For the story of the creation of this bed, click here.
The blue columbines are very promiscuous and have populated the Woodland Garden with every shade and hue. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Little Honey’ has grown to become a presence in there after several years of being simply small stick size.
Please visit Carol of May Dreams, the founder of GBBD to see flowers in bloom from all around the world on this fine May day.