2014-05-10

What's Blooming

Updated 2014-05-11: At the request of one of my readers, I started adding photos of the flowers.
Retracted Erythronium; I checked, and its petals have fallen. Hoping for seedset; I have plenty of ants to disperse them!

My backyard native plant garden is bursting with blooms right now. This is probably the peak bloom for the year. It happens to coincide with NYC Wildflower Week, which started today and runs through Sunday, May 18.

I will double-check this list tomorrow, but I think this is what I've got blooming:
  1. Anemonella thalictroides
  2. Aquilegia canadensis, Eastern Red Columbine, Canadian Columbine
  3. Asarum canadense, Wild Ginger
  4. Carex, Sedge
  5. Claytonia virginica, Spring Beauty
  6. Cornus sericea 'Cardinal', Red-Twig Dogwood
  7. Dicentra eximia
  8. Fothergilla gardenii
  9. Fragaria virginiana, Wild Strawberry
  10. Geranium maculatum, Spotted Geranium
  11. Mertensia virginiana, Virginia Bluebells
  12. Phlox stolonifera, Creeping Phlox
  13. Photinia pyrifolia (Aronia arbutifolia) 'Brilliantissima', Red Chokeberry
  14. Polemonium reptans, Jacob's Ladder
  15. Polygonatum biflorum, Solomon's Seal
  16. Podophyllum peltatum, Mayapple
  17. Stylophorum diphyllum, Celandine Poppy
  18. Vaccinium angustifolium, Lowbush Blueberry
  19. Vaccinium corymbosum, Highbush Blueberry
  20. Viola, white-flowering and "vigorously" self-seeding, either V. canadensis or V. striata
  21. Viola sororia, Dooryard Violet, the common "weed" of gardens
  22. Trillium, unsure of species
  23. Tiarella cordifolia, Foamflower
Not all of these photos were taken this weekend, but here are some of the flowers appearing in my backyard.

Aquilegia canadensis, Eastern red columbineAsarum canadense, Wild GingerClaytonia virginica blooming in my urban backyard native plant gardenDicentra eximia 'Aurora'Phlox stolonifera

2 comments:

Skye Moody said...

Would love to see your garden! Sounds sublime. Have you ever tried growing the Himalayan Blue Poppy?

Flatbush Gardener said...

Let me know if you're ever in NYC again, especially Brooklyn.

I think Phil or I may have tried growing the Poppy once in the East Village garden. We didn't have the conditions for it there. It's notoriously difficult to grow.