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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day, May 2010

 I'm happy to announce that I finally have some blooms (other than pansies!!) to share for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.

One of the first things I planted, when I moved in to the house, was a variety of daylilies.  I drew a chart and noted where each vartiety was planted.  But at some point along the way, that chart has gone missing so now I have no idea which varieties I have and where they are planted. So I'll just enjoy them for what they are, beautiful blooms, and not worry about which daylily they are.

Here's another.

In the back garden, the hollyhock is really putting on a show. I had to cut off a lot of lower leaves that had rust, but that doesn't detract from the beautiful of the plant.

And back in the front garden, the garden mums are budding out, and have been joined by some volunteer sunflowers. (courtesy of the birds)

I used to have a birdfeeder hanging over this bed, but got tired of the birds scratching around underneath it and kicking all the mulch out of the bed and on to the lawn, so I've removed the birdfeeder for now.  I may try and find a place for it, away from the edge of the bed, where the birds can sratch around, but not displace all the mulch.

I look forward to sharing more blooms in the future.  Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Blogger's Bloom Day on the 15th of each month.

Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.


Lancashire rose said...

Love your daylilies. I never had them before I came to Texas. I had to smile because 12 years ago a co worker of my husbands who bred day lilies gave me several different kinds. She had named them and gave me a paper with them all written down; characteristics etc. The paper is long gone and I only remember one :tiny pumpkin. I am hopeless when it comes to keeping a log. Your hollyhock is gorgeous.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a pretty daylily! I've just started adding some to my garden this year after seeing so many pretty ones on blogs. I can't believe how good your Hollyhock looks! Mine usually has quite a bit of rust by the time it gets that big.

Annie in Austin said...

Hi Jayne - maybe you could make up your own names for the daylilies? Unless you're selling them, naming them for people you know might be more fun.
Now that's a real hollyhock! All I can get to grow here are the Malva zebrina/Striped Mallows called French Hollyhocks in the South.

Happy GBBD!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Jayne said...

Thanks Jenny. I do try and be organized but you can see I'm not too successful, lol!

Jayne said...

Hi Catherine, You know, when I planted the hollyhocks, I had never heard of hollyhock rust. It was only when the one in the front got completely covered in it and I had to pull it out that I read up on it and discovered what it was. This one didn't get any at all until after it had started putting out blooms.

Jayne said...

What a fun idea Annie - I think I'll do that!

Kyna said...

I'm kind of sad you don't remember what those daylilies are called, because I want them! lol. I really want to try daylilies, I think they'd be perfect in my sunny/windy yard as a border, or around my mailbox :) Yours look especially vibrant, which is what I'm looking for! I'm afraid to order them online, because they doctor up pictures sometimes...yours are beautiful! :D

Jayne said...

I'm glad you like them Kyna. I love them too and I'll tell you, they were all in a sort of "daylily grab bag" from Spring Hill Nursery - I purchased them last year but they probably have a similar bundle available. I took a bunch more photos today and will post them this weekend.