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Spring Blooms

June 10th, 2014

I didn’t bring very many of my flowering plants to Maine with me.  There was the boxwood hedge that made it in and a few of my hydrangeas.  I did manage to get a few of my ‘Walker’s Low’ Catmint, which is one of my favorite perennials.
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The rest of these lovelies were all here when I arrived. With the exception of the rock geranium and bleeding heart, they are all new flowers for me. I had a purple columbine in my garden in Ohio but it was not like the one blooming here. I thought it would be nice to give you a glimpse of the color I’m seeing in my garden right now.
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I’m not sure if I have a favorite yet, I’m still watching these plants to see what they are like throughout the seasons.

What’s blooming in your garden this week?

11 Comments to “Spring Blooms”
  1. Adelina on June 10, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Our lilacs are in full bloom and smell lovely. The kale in the garden decided to go to seed and the flowers on that are so pretty and the bees love them so I will leave it there for now – let the bees have their fun.

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  2. Nebraska Dave on June 10, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Susy, your garden looks like it’s really starting to pop with color. I’ve actually built a flower garden area at Terra Nova Gardens but it doesn’t have dirt in it just yet. The only thing blooming in the garden now is the tomato plants. After a rough start and being replanted twice, once from frost and once from hail, they are finally starting to take hold and catch up for lost time. Now comes the real test of my rain gutter system. I’m leaving to go to a graduation in Las Vegas, yeah, I know it’s tough but some one has to do it. The self watering system will be unattended for a week. Terra Nova Gardens is on its own for the week as well. I probably won’t be able to comment much if at all until next Wednesday.

    Have a great spring blooms week. Catch up with how your week went on the backside.

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  3. whit on June 10, 2014 at 9:26 am

    That’s what our garden looked like last month. We have a lot of the same plants it looks like. Right now the cane roses are fading, the kiwi vines are blooming, and the daisies are staring to bud.

    Have you tried making a tea out of myrrh (the plant in the last picture)? I want to so bad, because it’s anise aroma is amazing! Still studying it’s medicinal properties though.

    Be careful that the bleeding heart doesn’t get too out of hand. It spreads like crazy around here, and I’ve learned recently it is a poisonous plant for most animals. Here I’ve seen it in people’s pastures. Trying to keep it from invading ours.

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    • Susy on June 10, 2014 at 9:38 am

      I haven’t make tea from it, I should. It’s supposed to be good for your teeth.

      My bleeding heart is barely hanging on, it seems to have a hard time competing with all the weeds growing up around it. I plan on moving it to a shady nook so it will get bigger.

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  4. Melissa on June 10, 2014 at 10:30 am

    In Wisconsin, my peonies have just started to open! The bleeding hearts are still going, but beginning to fade. My grandmother’s irises, which I transplanted from her farm in Missouri a few years ago, are just starting to open too. It’s fun to see what new flowers pop out each day! Happy Spring (finally!)

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  5. Rachel Bowman on June 10, 2014 at 11:28 am

    What lovely blooms! Here in northwestern Missouri the roses, clematis, iris and peonies just finished their blooms, and now we are enjoying the beauty of the Annabelle Hydrangeas and Oakleaf Hydrangeas as well as the fruit and vegetable blooms telling of fruit to come soon.

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  6. Kyle on June 10, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    The lupines and borage I planted under a plum tree this year are just starting to really bloom. It is such an improvement over the landscaping fabric barely covered with large wood chips that I inherited.

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  7. MN Reid on June 10, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    My response in MN is similar to Melissa’s. Salvia, Baptisia, and Poppies are in full bloom. Bleeding hearts are starting to say goodbye. The perennial pink geraniums are just starting. Phlox are blooming. My Kale that over wintered is blooming. Lilacs and crab apples have since faded. Some of my sedum is blooming yellow. Tomatoes have blossoms. Onions that stayed in the ground are blooming.

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  8. Donna A. on June 10, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Columbine is probably one of my favorite plants… the leaves are gorgeous, and I love the way they unfurl! Plus they can come in great colors and last quite awhile!
    [I’m also partial to seed heads… hehe.]

    I see there are bachelor buttons in there!
    Those are great annuals which are pretty when dried!

    /sighs
    I do miss the northeast though… seeing these beautiful spring photos makes me happy. Here in CA it’s already deep summer… and it’s hot, hot, HOT!

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  9. Jennifer on June 11, 2014 at 3:39 am

    I’m just learning which flowers are which through my gardening friends on Facebook and through Pinterest….we are on our way to a move to Seattle…so I will just enjoy your garden this year ( and enjoy the Farmers Markets as we are nomads for a bit!)

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  10. Colleen on June 11, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Your garden looks beautiful. Spring is such a colorful time of year. Some of what we have blooming now are peonies, iris, poppy, delphinium, lupine, daylily, columbine, lavendar, snowball bush, roses, daisy and rhododendron.

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