Sunday, May 23, 2010

Blooming Now

Warm, humid, in the 70s and 80s.  We went to Ludlow for our anniversary on Saturday and stayed overnight at the Governor's Inn.  Visited Edith Wharton's The Mount on the way back, coming back on rte. 7 through Lenox.

When we got home, so much was in bloom.

As of May 23
  • Red peony Blaze is velvety and intensely red
  • Sweetbay magnolia has light yellow blooms, but still no fragrance
  • Amsonia Blue Ice looks dark blue - purple - navy
  • Knockout roses are prolific and all opening now
  • Allium moly are brightly yellow, and coming up all over
  • Stars of Persia alliums have opened.  Only 2 in Birch Garden this year
  • Bright red Dianthus are cute in the Birch Garden
  • Sedum kamschaticum in orangey yellow
Camassias and Tiarellas have now faded.