A sampling of what's in flower at Bloomtown™ Gardens as part of May 2015 Garden Blogger's Bloom Day.
I've been growing Rhododendron 'Ebony Pearl' for a number of years; this year's bloom was the heaviest and most generous yet.
Rhododendron roxianium oreanastes is another species rhodie that I selected on the basis of foliage. This is the first year I've seen a bloom; and what a pleasant surprise!
Rhododendron fabia x bureavii is another one I picked out based on attractive foliage and yet another pleasant surprise. The flower is an attractive coral (versus a sweet) pink.
Podophyllum pleianthum is blooming very heavily this year in my garden, as well as in friends' gardens I've visited.
Roses are in full swing. First is Rosa OSO EASY Happy Smoothie and below that is the reliable and widely grown, Knock Out Red (R. 'Radrazz').
An unknown and unnamed abutilon that I've had in my garden for many years. It's always returned for me even after the worst of our winters. Good genes on this one!
I've been growing this Sarracenia bowl for a number of years. Love it!
This little species gladiolus with small, delicate pendulous blooms politely seeds about in a small section of my garden.
Geranium x magnificum is intensely blue and has larger flowers and better foliage than some of the other hardy geraniums. It won't provide the ultra-long bloom of G. 'Roxanne' but the flowers are wonderful.
Lewisia longipetala 'Little Peach' growing in a container planting in a sunny spot.
Pinks blooms against golden foliage of Weigela florida 'Olympiade' Briant Rubidor™ make for a vivid display.
Clematis 'Evipo018' Bourbon; pure velvet!
The blooms of Clematis 'Silver Moon' are light and bright in my shady north side garden.
Clematis 'Arabella' is a non-twining clematis that I have tumbling out of a tall container.
I wasn't able to get out and get photos of all the Clematis that I have blooming at the moment. I keep finding room for "just one more" and now have a bit of a collection!
This will give you an idea of what's blooming at Bloomtown™. What's blooming for you?