I’m never able to get this done on the 15th, but so be it. Here’s what’s blooming in my garden:
Native Perennials and Shrubs (including Cultivars)
Asclepias purpurascens, Purple Milkweed. Well behaved milkweed that grows in light shade.
Asclepias tuberosa, Butterflyweed. Love this plant.
Ceanothus americanus, New Jersey Tea. Low growing shrub GREAT for pollinators.
Coreopsis lanceolata and ‘Sunfire’
Cornus racemosa, Gray Dogwood
Heliopsis helianthoides, Early Sunflower
Lonicera sempervivens,Trumpet Honeysuckle
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’, Smooth Penstemon
Polygonatum biflorum, Solomon Seal
Rosa setigera, Illinois Rose. Dainty pink flowers on a monster plant. I may regret planting this, but I’m loving it now. Blooming for first time after three years.
Sambucus canadensis, Elderberry
Tradescantia ohioensis, Ohio Spiderwort
Non-Native Perennials and Shrubs
Achillea millefolium ‘Paprika’, Yarrow
Adenophera lilifolia, Ladybells. Aggressive plant but flowers just as pretty as bellflowers.
Clematis ‘Jackmanii’. Wanted the Clematis to be blooming through the Cup Plant, but Clematis is early.
Digitalis ambigua, Yellow Foxglove
Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’, ‘Rozanne’, and ‘Biokovo’
Lilium asiatica, various cultivars
Nepeta ‘Walkers Low’
Rosa ‘Cassie’, ‘Westerland’, ‘Darlow’s Enigma’
Salvia X nemorosa ‘May Night’ and ‘Blue Hill’
Scabiosa ‘Butterfly Blue’, Pincushion Flower
Annuals: Cosmos, Cleome, Impatiens, Nicotania, Verbena, Zinnia, Lobelia, Lobularia, Calibrachoa, Petunia, Pelargonium, Penta, Bacopa. Various cultivars.