Well, it’s a little late this month, but I finally got my Bloom Day post put together. Lots of pictures, so here we go. Above is Chocolate Chip ajuga (Ajuga reptans ‘Valfredda’) with golden barberry (Berberis thunbergii ‘Aurea’) – I know, I know, boo hiss for barberry; I’m removing it soon.
Above is ‘Fireglow’ Griffith’s spurge (Euphorbia griffithii) against ‘Velvet Cloak’ smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria).
Below is ‘Looking Glass’ Siberian bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla) with variegated tawny daylily (Hemerocallis fulva ‘Variegated Kwanso’).
Below is sea thrift (Armeria maritima) with ‘Summer Sunshine’ germander (Teucrium chamaedrys) and golden-leaved currant (Ribes alpinum ‘Aureum’).
Above is a double columbine (Aquilegia x hybrida ‘Touchwood Supreme Mix’) with variegated Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas ‘Variegata’).
Below is a no-name peony with bronze fennel (Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’) and ‘Red Majestic’ contorted hazelnut (Corylus avellana).
Above is one of my holding beds, with a bunch of May bloomers: Jacob’s ladder (Polemonium caeruleum), more columbines, and some money plant (Lunaria annua), plus a small ‘Gold Cone’ juniper.
Below is ‘Espresso’ wild geranium (Geranium maculatum) with ‘All Gold’ lemon balm (Melissa officinalis).
Above is sea kale (Crambe maritima), just coming into bloom.
Below is Florentine iris or orris root (Iris ‘Florentina’) with perennial flax (Linum perenne) and Euphorbia palustris ‘Zauberflote’.
Above is ‘Ravenswing’ wild chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris), and below is ‘Onondaga’ viburnum (Viburnum sargentii).
That’s pretty much it for this month’s blooms here at Hayefield. For links to more May flowers and foliage, visit the main Bloom Day post at May Dreams Gardens.