Part of my backyard native plant garden.
It's Garden Blogging Bloom Day, the 15th of the month, when garden bloggers all over the world report on what's blooming in their gardens.
I've organized this by the four gardens, one for each side of the house: the native plant garden in the backyard, the shady and sunny borders on the north and south, and the heirloom garden in the front yard. The heirloom bulbs in the front yard are nearly done; just one Tulip lingers on. The wildflowers in the native plant garden have most of the action right now.
This is my first report for Garden Blogging Bloom Day. I didn't get to take any shots specifically for this post. I've uploaded an added what I have. If there's something in particular you're curious to see, let me know in a comment.
Native Plant GardenWildflowers in the native plant garden
In alphabetical order by botanical name.
- Amsonia tabernaemontana, Eastern Bluestar
- Aquilegia canadensis, Eastern Columbine
- Chrysogonum virginianum "Allen Bush", Green & Gold
- Dicentra eximia "Aurora", white-flowering Eastern Bleeding Heart
- Iris setosa canadensis
- Lonicera sempervirens, Trumpet Honeysuckle
- Phlox stolonifera "Sherwood Purple", Creeping Phlox
- Stylophorum diphyllum, Celandine or Woodland Poppy
- Tiarella "Running Tapestry"
- Viola, white-flowering, unidentified species, possibly Viola striata, Creamy Violet
- Zizia aurea, golden zizia
Here's the unknown violet. I think it's Viola striata, Creamy Violet. Any ids?
- Corydalis cheilanthifolia
- Corydalis "Berry Exciting"
- Epimedium x versicolor "Sulphureum", Barrenwort
- Rodgersia podophylla? This has a tall, 3-foot spike on it, and it's still only in bud.
Sunny BorderPart of the sunny/long border
- Geranium macrorrhizum, another pass-along.
- Geranium macrorrhizum "Variegatum"
- Bearded Iris "Dee's Purple." Not a real cultivar name, just what I call it. It's a tall, purple Beared Iris, a pass-along I got from Blog Widow John's mother's (Dee) house in upstate New York after she died several years ago.
- Tradescantia, Spiderwort, a pass-along I got from a neighbor
Iris "Dee's Purple"
- Heirloom Bearded Iris 'Gracchus', introduced 1884
- Tulip "Clara Butt" (Heirloom, 1880)
- The Tree Peony just finished up a few days ago.
Related contentFlickr photo set
Growing a Native Plant Garden in a Flatbush Backyard, August 6, 2007
Native Plant ProfilesAquilegia canadensis, Eastern Red Columbine, May 2006
Dicentra eximia, Bleeding-heart, May 2006