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Friday, May 15, 2015

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day plus May 15, 2014col

Welcome to my blog, today I'm featuring What's Blooming Now, to see what is blooming in other places around the world join hostess Carol for Garden Blogger's Bloom Day.

Everything is nearly a month ahead in blooming, so I already have a lot of roses blooming.  Zepherine Drouhin remains Queen of my rose garden with her fantastic early bloom.

A mini with my favorite rose color is My Honey-

Calla lilies are blooming-

Irises are blooming-




The scented Lemon Lily is blooming-

Many of the hardy geraniums are blooming, sanguineum-

Columbines are weaving their magical spell-

Lupines I added last year are blooming-


The magnificent Rhododendrons are blooming-

The smaller native bumblebees love them-


They can be pruned to have marvelous twisty interiors-

As can the weeping cutleaf Japanese Maples-

A small visitor on the door, a damsel in distress-



Today I'm also linking with-

Orange You Glad It's Friday, hosted by Maria

Today's Flowers hosted by Denise

Saturday's Critters hosted by Eileen

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma and Mystical Magical Teacher

I Heart Macro hosted by Laura

I hope spring is bursting forth in bloom for you as well!  Hannah

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  1. they're all gorgeous. the irises are like frilly dresses. i love calla lilies!

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    1. The light blue iris is really frilly. The bridesmaids carried calla lilies in my son's wedding.

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  2. Beautiful!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!
    Lea

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    1. Thanks, Lea, I can't believe the roses are blooming so early!

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  3. Beautiful May blooms. I especially love the lupines.

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    1. Thanks, Dorothy, I bought some and grew others from seeds, as an experiment. One seems to be reseeding a lot, I hope I'm not in trouble.

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  4. Lovely blooms...have a great week♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/school-buses/

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    1. Thanks, Laurie, the weather here has been a little up and down but quite nice. The wheels on the bus go round and round, all through the town.

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  5. My lemon daylilies are blooming, too. I just love them. I like that you've pruned your rhododendrons to show off their branches. I think this should be done with any rhododendron big enough for it.

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    1. Thanks, Evan, after I realized they had such cool twisty branch structure I trimmed all that I could, there were one or two that weren't suitable.

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  6. Your flowers are breathtakingly beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, Romi. I appreciate that. I really liked your fantastic Wisterias.

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  7. Your blooms are magnificent. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Margaret, your elephants are fun to look at.

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  8. Hello Hannah, your flowers are gorgeous. You must have beautiful gardens.. The irises are one of my favorites and the pretty columbines.. Pretty captures of the damsel. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Eileen, I have a lot of trees so have to cram some flowers in here and there. I'm grateful for the irises that continue to bloom, and the columbines that bloom more and more. I don't know why the little damsel was so subdued.

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  9. It is blooming season.
    All the flowers come back.

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    1. Thanks, Rainfield, your mushrooms do seem to come back well. Some flowers become more abundant, some do quietly disappear. I'm grateful for the ones that like it here.

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  10. I could tell right away by the beautiful flowers in your garden that you were quite the gardener. I have never seen calla lilies growing. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Latane, I miss the giant Magnolias here, but my Calla lilies keep coming back even though they are in a not-that-hospitable bed by my driveway.

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  11. Wonderful blooms. Love your shots.
    www.womenandperspectives.com/2015/05/yellow-and-red-cannas.html

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    1. Thanks, Lina, I carry my cellphone around a lot outside and snap photos when I see something blooming.

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  12. Beautiful! You have a lot that is blooming right now. Love that honey rose!

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    1. Thanks, Marie, I lost a lot of the mini roses, but My Honey is still blooming, I love that peachy-orangy color.

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  13. Such wonderful flowers and photos of them. I can almost smell them!
    Greetings, Karin

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    1. Thanks, Karin, Zepherine Drouhin and the Lemon Lily do have gorgeous fragrances. I love it when the roses start to bloom.

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  14. Wonderful blooms, Hannah! I love the rhododendrons and the irises. The columbines always remind me of my grandmother. She had them in lots of different colours.

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    1. I only remember Rose of Sharon and hollyhocks in my grandma's garden. I love the columbines, they seem to hybridize many colors, and spread by themselves, though I have done some seed-scattering.

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  15. Beautiful flowers, and I love your damselfly in distress!
    ~

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  16. She posed for my photos and moving the door without protest. I love the daintyness of the little damselflies.

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  17. Dearest Hannah; Callas and Irises are common and I can enjoy its beauty around my area but you made me wish to see 'Lemon Lily' :-) Lupines have unique long shape and pretty♡♡♡ And I feeling happy that I can post Rhododendrons from city park (haha, not from my house) later in my post .
    My husband loves dragonflies and have much knowledge than I p:-)

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Thanks, dearest Miyako. The Lemon Lily is related to regular daylilies but a different species and so blooms earlier, and is more scented, it really does smell like lemons. The Rhododendrons here were all planted by former owners, and are very big now, since I've been living here 20 years and they were already fairly big when I came. I could just wish for a couple of more reds and purples, there are too many pinks.

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  18. Wonderful collection!
    With us the columbine begins now, all the others will come later...
    Greetings from Germany

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    1. Thanks, Mascha, the columbines come before most for me too. Hugs from the PNW.

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  19. Love the Lupines. I have a lot of clay soil and can't seem to find a good spot for a Lupine to thrive, so I can live vicariously through your Bloom Day post! Thanks =)

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    1. Thanks ShellE, I was reluctant to grow them since wild lupines really spread here, and I noticed lots of seedlings coming up in one bed, so I hope I'm not in trouble.

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  20. Beautiful flower selection !

    http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Gattina, I'm enjoying them.

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  21. What a beautiful series of blossoms Hannah! Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

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    1. Thanks, Laura, spring is rolling right along into summer early out here in the west, I usually don't have roses until nearly June. Thanks for hosting!

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  22. Great to see some exquisite rhodos in this beautiful collection of flowers.

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    1. Thanks, Gemma, they are over 20 years old.

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  23. Beautiful shots. Your garden must be lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Pat, it's a great time of year, in some places the weeds are also doing quite well but not so lovely.

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  24. You have such a lovely array of things that are blooming right now. I love the dragonflies you captured.

    Yael from HomeGardenDiggers blog

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    1. Thanks, Yael, I especially like the blue-green iridescent damselflies. The fancy irises seem to take turns blooming, I hadn't seen Blue to You for a while. I liked your photos from Schreiner's!

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  25. Calla lilies are one of my favorites. The lupine, too. I didn't know they came in different colors! Wonderful set of photos.

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    1. Thanks, Gail, the wild lupines here are a deep blue-purple like Texas Bluebonnets, but the ones in nurseries are in lots of colors. The ones I grew from seed are red.

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  26. I'm loving your spring shots since it's getting colder here in NZ and soon will be winter.

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    1. Thanks, Betty, last fall we were in the opposite seasonal changes, I got to see your spring blooms as things were fading out here. Blogging in two hemispheres, yes! What would it be like to spend only spring and summer here then move to New Zealand for another spring and summer? Perhaps then I would come to miss fall and winter, I don't know.

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  27. What a lovely variety of blooms you have ther Hannah. And I always enjoy your critters at the nd of your post. Thank you for once again linking with Today's Flowers. Always lovely to see you there. Enjoy your week :)

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    1. Thanks, Denise, I wish I could take time to photograph more birds in summer but am too busy gardenng, but it's nice to find other critters out there.

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  28. Your garden looks so spectacular!

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    1. Thanks, EG, the roses are really coming into bloom, soon will be the daylilies too.

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  29. Oh I love the blossoms in your garden!

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    1. Thanks, Donna, you could probably think of good ways to arrange them in a vase, I loved your blue and yellow arrangement.

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  30. Your blooming garden looks so enchanting Hannah!!! All these beautiful flowers...I can imagine the scent of them :)...I'm looking forward to enjoy these pleasures in real, when they all also bloom in my area :)
    Have a wonderful and good time!
    Katrin :)

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  31. How lovely to see those Garter Snakes ... and I'm so glad you liked the Adders! They were about 80cm long and not very thick.

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