Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, May 2010

It’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day again and after an extremely dry April things are starting to flower outside.

Dwarf Iris

Dwarf Irises are putting on a good show this year. The taller Irises are still only in bud, ahead of schedule by about 2 weeks (they normally open around the first of June) but still not quite open yet.

Otherwise outside it a whole lot of buds and any day things will burst into bloom but maybe because of the very late spring showers a lot of things are only just starting to get under way. There’s one special plant that will get its own post very soon because I’ve been absolutely amazed by it since I bought it last summer.

Trillium erectum
Trillium erectum

Inside there’s even more to look at. Many plants from even as far back as February are still going.

I’d like to issue an apology to Saintpaulia ‘Ma’s Crime Scene’ for things said in April – it has figured out how to hold its flowers up above the leaves and has not stopped flowering since it opened in February. There are approximately 18 Saintpaulia plants flowering in the house right now.

My Ludisia discolor that opened in March has moved onto its second spike but is still going and has been joined by my ‘alba.’ The Phal.s are still going though my Paph. has finished after almost three months open.

Streptocarpus 'Royal Grape 7122'
Streptocarpus ‘Royal Grape 7122’ re-posted.

Streptocarpus ‘Royal Grape 7122’ has also continued to impress. It took a few days (less than a week) off in April but has started to flower again since then.

Thanks for stopping by, I’ll just leave you with two plants that have only just started flowering this month.

Saintpaulia cv.
Saintpaulia cv.

Streptocarpus 'Lemon Frills'
Streptocarpus ‘Lemon Frills’


About Andrew

Plant lover living in Toronto, Canada where I grow a wide range of plants in a very small space.
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3 Responses to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, May 2010

  1. Aerelonian says:

    I absolutely love that deep reddish flower colour. There is something really striking about it.

  2. Brad says:

    That trillium is awesome. I've never seen anything like it. Happy bloom day.

  3. Wow…great bloom on the Trillium erectum!

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