It is a steamy 90+ degree F day in Clayton along the St. Lawrence River, but this morning the blooms were fresh in the Violet Fern garden on this Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens the 15th of each month.
There are buzzing drifts of Bee Balms in the Riverfront and Nice Driveway beds.
Each morning I enjoy the low murmuring hum of bees among blooming Prairie Rose along side our back screened porch.
Along side the front porch, dripping honeysuckle hums with hummingbirds. Another favorite stop, the Trumpet Vine “Flamenco” in the Potager.
Sea Holly ‘Blue Glitter’ peeks out from beneath Black Lace (Riverfront).
The Woodland Edge is awash in pink with blooms of Flowering Raspberry, an unknown pink Veronica, pink yarrow, and Persicaria ‘Firetail.’
Firetail close up.
Red and pink plumes of Astilbe japonica ‘Montgomery’ and ? – I fear the plant tag is buried in my compost pile.
Pale purples of Tradescantia ‘Osprey.’
The Woodland Edge ends in a cloud of Tall Meadow Rue, Thalictrum pubescens.
Puffs of Snowball Hydrangea skirt a newer section of the garden, Hosta Row.
Shasta Daisies light up the Bird & Butterfly Garden.
All good stories have a happy ending and this visual story of what’s blooming does! My Common Buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis, has blossoms for the first time!