Tardy Bloom Day
I was out of town on the 15th on a business trip. (Work was absolutely brutal, but that’s another subject.) Therefore, I am granting myself a four day extension on the bloom day due date. Here goes, in no particular order:
Lonicera ‘John Clayton’
Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’
Rosa ‘Sally Holmes’, many buds almost ready to open
Rosa ‘Darlow’s Enigma’
A rambler, we are training Darlow’s Enigma on an arbor. This should be a good year for roses, all of ours are covered in buds.
Allium ‘Purple Sensation;
Corydalis lutea grows well in dry shade. The funny little tubular flowers bloom for months.
Achillea millefoliumm ‘paprika’
Various annuals – cleome, cosmos, pansies, sweet alyssum, lobelia …
Though it’s not blooming, an honorable mention for my ostrich ferns, Matteuccia struthiopteris. I’ve told the neighbor kids that when the ferns get big enough they will attract dinosaurs.