Saturday, May 15, 2010

GBBD - May 2010

World Expression tulipI'm not sure that this Sunrise tulip will ever decide to bloom.
Tulipa saxillis OR tulipa bakeri Lilac Wonder -- these two look the same to me and I don't remember what I planted where.
Texas Flame tulip and ...Centurarea
Raspberry Splash pulmonaria
pink sea thrift
Mrs. Moon pulmonariaMint Chocolate foam flower
Maureen tulipGolden Queen globeflower
Greenland, World Expression, Queen of the Night tulips, and fern peony
Greenland tulip
Fern peonyFlaming Parrot tulip and lilac
Elegant Lady lily tulip
Blue Heron tulip, Mr. Fokker anenome, Bright Parrot tulipBergenia
Pink azaleaAlpine strawberries
creeping phloxAladdin lily tulip

See what else is blooming around the world at May Dreams Garden's Garden Blogger Bloom Day.


Anonymous Northern Shade said...

The tulip flowers rising above the leaves really bring the garden to life in May. I really like the Chocolate foam flower. The flower spikes are so dense and tightly packed, and the dark pattern down each leaf lobe is very attractive.

5/16/2010 8:55 PM  
Blogger The Violet Fern said...

WOW - your collection of tulips are amazing! I think I have to look into that blue heron. And your foam flower is huge - a favorite of mine. Weird my pulmonaria and bergenia haven't bloomed yet. Just beautiful!

5/17/2010 11:25 AM  
Blogger JGH said...

What an incredible array of tulips! Enjoyed seeing all your blooms, though!

5/17/2010 11:29 AM  
Anonymous GardenJunkie said...

Love all your tulips, especially Greenland (one of my favorites - in fact, one of the only ones I grow, other than species tulips - too lazy to keep replanting each fall). So interesting to see things blooming together in your garden that here in CT bloom over 1 month apart!

5/17/2010 2:01 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Northern Shade, I got the foam flower years ago and it did not really care for its first home. So I moved it to its current location under a huge white pine -- loves it!

The Violet Fern and JGH, I absolutely LOVE tulips!! I have been building my collection for over ten years. If you haven't already seen it - check out my complete collection by clicking The Obsessive Gardener Tulip Index button in the sidebar.

Garden Junkie, Greenlands are my husband's favorite. They are one of my favorite, but my absolute favorite is Princess Irene.
Some of our plants bloomed a little early due to our wacky spring, but I think we are just about on track again.

5/17/2010 3:15 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

wow, spring has sprung! Lots of interesting plants here! That fern peony is really cool - love the contrast of the frilly foliage and the big poufy peony. I also love that Queensland tulip - so delicate.

5/17/2010 9:27 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Sylvana you garden is looking so lovely and lush, love your species Tulips.

5/17/2010 11:44 PM  
Anonymous dining room tables said...

I love the bloom of the flowers! They are so pretty and lovely. I want to have a garden same as that.

5/18/2010 12:45 AM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Wendy, that fern peony was a passalong. A young woman knocked on my door one day and handed me a piece of plant wrapped in a moist paper towel. She said, "My mom loves your garden and wants you to have this." I knew what the gnarled root with a little frilly foliage poking out of it was right away. I squealed with delight!

Melanie, I have tried to grow those before and they always failed. This year I used the pot method and got a bunch of them blooming this year. I guess that method is good for more than just holding plants over winter.

5/18/2010 7:20 AM  
Blogger pamsenglishgarden said...

Your garden is beautiful, especially at tulip time. Thanks so much for visiting my blog... I love making new gardening friends!

5/18/2010 10:25 AM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

PamsEnglishGarden, I love tulip time. It is my favorite time in my garden, both for the beauty of the tulips, but also for the lack of biting insects!

5/18/2010 10:32 PM  
Anonymous Irrigation Systems said...

I'm very envious of your tulips! I only got leaves this year on my first try, but no flowers. Same for the chocolate mint. It is growing fine and tastes lovely in tea but no flowers (yet). I'm still hoping for something.

5/20/2010 3:10 AM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

IS, feed your tulips bone meal. This might help them build energy for next season.

5/20/2010 9:29 AM  
Blogger sweet bay said...

I love your tulips. So many and they're all beautiful! The Chocolate Mint Foamflower looks wonderful. It's a treat to see some things that it's too hot for in my neck of the woods: Rutabaga, Glove Flower, and Bergenia.

5/20/2010 2:12 PM  
Blogger Les said...

I just wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting my Bloom Day post. Your tulips are lovely. I don't normally plant them here as they tend to be annuals, but beautiful none-the-less.

5/20/2010 9:01 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

SweetBay, it is a good year for the Chocolate Mint foamflower. I was surprised at how pretty the rutabaga flower is. I might just grow those en masse in my flower garden. I especially like the time of year they bloom!

Les, I often think of all the things that I can't grow instead of being happy with the things that I can grow. And I am SO HAPPY that I can grow tulips - wouldn't trade them for anything :)

5/21/2010 2:34 PM  

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