Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for May 2021.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, if you stand still for a minute you will probably hear the collective exhaling of the breaths of all of us gardeners as we look at the long-range forecast and think that maybe, possible, hopefully, almost assuredly, we are now going to be frost-free until Fall arrives.
Whew! But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves! Though the nights have been chilly and flirting with frost, we still have a lot of blooms to look at for bloom day. In fact, I have so many blooms that I decided to make a little video of all of them. You can check it out on my YouTube channel. (Added, a version of the video with me telling the names of the flowers.)
And now, for my next trick I’ll embed the video here for you to just click and watch!
I think it turned out quite nice!
As you can see, I’m still smitted with perennial violas. I am planning a whole post just about them.
You can also see I have some nice swaths of blooms, which I’m really enjoying. That’s one advantage of cooler nights. It does encourage the flowers to take their time and stick around for a while.
Enough about my garden. What’s blooming in your garden as we approach mid-May and summertime? Join us for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and show us your flowers. It’s easy to participate. Just post on your blog about the blooms in your garden on or around the 15th of the month, then come here and leave a link in the Mr. Linky widget and a comment to tell us what you have.
And remember, we can have flowers nearly every month of the year… so says the author Elizabeth Lawrence.
(If you missed my last post about my garden-admiring service, go back and read it! If you want a hand-written note full of admiration for your garden, email me where to send it! I’ve had several people take me up on my offer and their notes should be hitting their mailboxes soon!)