Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Garden bloggers' bloom day April 2015

Happy bloom day! 

It's April, which means it's camassia month! Huzzah!

Camassia leichtlinii 'Blue Danube'

Iris x pacifica 'Civic Pride'

Iris x pacifica 'The Eyes Have It'

Hooker's fairy bells (Disporum hookeri/Prosartes hookeri)

Geranium phaeum 'Darkest of All'

Epimedium grandiflora 'Red Queen'

Tulipa 'Flair' with a bird-planted Cotinus coggygria

Cistus obtusifolius

Salvia 'Flame'

Syringa patula 'Miss Kim'

Lewisia cotyledon

Lewisia cotyledon 'White Splendor'

Othonna cheirifolia

False Soloman's Seal (Maianthemum racemosum)

Coronilla v. spp. glauca 'Variegata'

The blooms of Darmera peltata emerge before the foliage does.

A very happy bloom day to you! As always, thank you to our host, Carol, at May Dreams Gardens.


  1. Oooo your bloom day native blooms are spectacular!

  2. I can hardly believe how many flowers you have this month. Our camas are way behind yours, as are our PCIs - no blooms at all yet. Thanks for the lovely glimpse of things to come!

  3. What is this camassia you speak of, and where do I get me some?! Gorgeous photos of everything. I must go check my false Solomon's Seal now for buds!

  4. They may have it at Portland Nursery now. I order mine from Brent and Becky's in the fall. Camassia handles clay like a champ and it comes back bigger and better every year. I love it!

  5. So, so many bloom , beautiful ! Happy Bloom day

  6. You've got gorgeous blooms! And you don't use much supplemental irrigation as I recall. I can only wish that Mother Nature stops treating us so harshly in SoCal - or move, I suppose.

  7. So many beautiful blooms, but that Iris 'Civic Pride' is making me drool all over my keyboard.

  8. They didn't have any at Xera the last time I was there but I'll keep my eyes peeled. You want me to grab some for you if I see them?

  9. Wow, those are all lovely, especially the irises!

  10. OMG Heather! Yes, please! If you see it, I would love one.

  11. Amazed how advanced the growing season is there. Gorgeous blooms you have there!

  12. Love it all! I just added another lewisia after my other two rotted. More gravel, less soil. Grasshopper will learn eventually....

  13. The Camassia is fantastic but what is that flowering tree? Your front garden is fabulous.

  14. That's a dogwood--Cornus florida. They are all over portland, blooming like crazy.