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My Flower Garden – May 2014

Spring Garden 2014Spring this year had a slow start, with quite cold nights, and numerous very rainy days.

Summer is almost here, and my perennial flower garden is in full bloom.

Today I will share some pictures of my gorgeous blooms.

Columbine 3

These blooming Columbine are from seeds my sister sent to me from Krakow, Poland.

I seeded them last year, and this spring transplanted the plants to space them out more symmetrically throughout my East-side flower patch.

Columbine 1

These are beautiful double-blooms of light lavender Columbine.

Columbine 4

Here is a bunch of paper-white gorgeous blooms of my Columbine collection.

Columbine 2

These dark purple Columbine flowers are a different type, as you can see.  They are not the double-blooms, but rather resembling little bells hanging downward.

Orange flowers

These flowers are a mystery to me, since they just appeared in my garden this spring, and I almost pulled them out as weeds.

I am so glad I gave them a second chance to grow to maturity, and now am enjoying their lovely bright orange blooms.

Necierpek

These are the easiest flowers to maintain, since they seed themselves from year to year, and you never know where they will appear.  I absolutely love their delicate blooms in many different shades.

Wouldn’t you agree that blooming plants are very therapeutic and relaxing?

I love working in my garden after work, and in my free time, just to relax my mind, and to be close with nature.

Please share your thoughts and experience about your gardening adventures.

 

6 thoughts on “My Flower Garden – May 2014”

  1. Daniel says:

    God’s handiwork in each of them, and I’d be interested to know more about the bright orange flowers. What hardiness zone are you planting in?

  2. Suburban Grandma says:

    I am in planting zone 6b. These orange flowers were blooming all the way until frost.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and your interest in it.

  3. Daniel says:

    I think I may have found a potential candidate — I googled “long-blooming orange flower” and found Asclepias tuberosa (Tuberosa Milkweed):

    http://www.acornfarms.com/AFcategories.php?pullname=ASCLEPIAS%20TUBEROSA#.VJoPEsAKA

    http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/73/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepias_tuberosa

    It’s a cold-hardy (Zone 4) perennial, grown from seed, and also has a bright yellow variety. You should be able to tell if it’s the same plant from the Wikipedia page’s photos. I’m a landscaper and glad to have encountered it!

  4. Suburban Grandma says:

    Orange flowering plant mystery SOLVED!! I just checked out the links you sent me, and this is the exact plant….a type of milkweed…Thank You so much! It is a lovely plant, long flowering season, and very low maintenance.
    I bet the birds must have brought its seeds into my garden, or maybe I got it with the soil I purchased this year.
    Thank you again for your help, and time.

  5. Daniel says:

    Happy to help! It’s also known as an Orange Glory Flower:

    http://www.michiganbulb.com/product/Orange_Glory_Flower

    I hope I get the chance to plant one next season!

  6. Suburban Grandma says:

    I’m sure you will enjoy this plant in your garden.

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