Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for May 2023.
Where to begin?
Here in my USDA hardiness zone 6a garden in central Indiana, we are frost-free and there are flowers all over the garden.
I posted a reel on Instagram the other day with some of the columbines in bloom but I don’t think I included this lovely pink one that is growing beside a path. Variety? Anyone’s guess.
The columbines are blooming all over the garden, which I like. After they finish flowering, I’ll let them go to seed and then I’m sure to have more next year.
Here are a few other pictures of flowers that caught my eye early on Sunday morning (after two rain showers on Saturday).
I could go on and on showing more flowers… but it would make for much too long of a post and I want to spend time out there enjoying it all, and you want to get to some of the other blogs posting for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.
(By the way, listening to podcasts about gardening while gardening is supposed to make you happier and make your garden grow better. Don’t believe me? Try it! Listen to The Gardenangelists and let me know how it worked!)
It’s easy to join in for this meme. Just post about what’s blooming in or around your garden on the 15th of the month (give or take) and then leave a link in the Mr. Linky widget and a comment to let us know what you have for us to see. All are welcome because…
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence
Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening says
Happy May and Bloom Day Carol! Your blooms are wonderful, especially the columbines and Mock Orange with its those gorgeous white blooms! Gardening season is definitely full speed ahead here on Long Island, with lots of blooms. Stop by and take a look!
Dorothy A. Borders says
Beautiful blooms. Thanks for sharing them.
Such nice pink salvia. I love mock orange. My parents had a few, large ones. They took so much water though, that when it came to rationing my mother had to stop watering them.
Kris P says
Your garden’s looking pretty in pink, Carol. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pink-flowered Salvia like that, or a pink columbine either.
May is such a magical month in the Midwest, and of course in May Dreams Gardens. Thanks, again, for hosting, Carol.
danger garden says
Happy May Bloom Day Carol! Love those “flowers that look like sparklers”, I wish they loved me though.
Hi, my first time joining in with the Bloom Day, looking forward to visiting round the participants.
I love the idea of the pink garden–something like the famous Sissinghurst White Garden but in a different color. I may try something like this in my garden in the future: a Blue Garden would be fabulous! Thank you for hosting Bloom Day!
Another May, another burst of beauty. Your mock orange makes me wish I had more room on my small semi-urban plot – yes, it’s small but not that small. I am also one who would enjoy the “sparkler” allium. Thank you so much for hosting this month after month. I enjoy Bloom Day so much.
Amy@Small Sunny Garden says
Happy May, Carol! The mockorange looks thrilling. And I love self-seeded columbines.
Thanks for hosting GBBD! 🙂
Happy Bloomday Carol. Love the pink Columbine-I’m on a mission add several more to my garden.
Brenda K Johnson says
How lush your variety of flowers this month! Spring is finally here for all!
Thanks for hosting our chance to share flowers in bloom, Carol.
Candi @ minhus says
That’s a pretty variety of columbine, whatever it is and I love your pink salvia. Happy May Bloom day!
Molly Williams says
The violas are gorgeous, those shades of yellow and purple. You’re only one zone ahead of us but it seems like at least a month apart. We have a forecasted 28F low on this Wednesday!
I love your pink columbine and the mock orange! Thank you for continuing to host this every month!
Helen Malandrakis says
All are so lovely, Carol/ I have pink salvia, oriental poppies, Centaurea, and dianthus blooming.
John Willis says
Hi Carol, Mock Orange is a nice inspiration. And your pinks are lovely too… — John
I love my Philadelphus ‘Illuminati Arch’ as well. Great plant for small places. Looks like you are still a week or two ahead of us in western Oregon in terms of blooming time. Columbines are just beginning to open or send up flower spikes.
Robin Ruff Leja says
Your garden is filled with lovely soft pinks this time of year. Love that!
Beautiful! Do the mock orange blooms smell as lovely as citrus blooms?
Tracy, I smelled them once and sadly, they didn’t have much fragrance. But the white blooms were still beautiful and stayed for several weeks.