May 16, 2017

May Bloom Day

Welcome to my Eastern Washington state garden!
This will be my last Bloom Day post from here, as we are moving in 3 weeks.
In fact, that is my excuse for posting late--I didn't have any pictures of the front beds yet, and I knew I would want some to look back on later.

So, here we are!
We have finally gotten some warm days this spring, and occasional breaks from the rain.
We've even had to mow the lawn a couple of times.

Let's start out back!

back bed overview

This back bed is awash with pink right now!
The tulips are in their glory.
I'm really enjoying the golden ninebark (Physocarpus opufolius 'Dart's Gold') there on the right, as well. The foliage color really offsets the pink tulips.

On the other end of the bed, the flowering almond steals the show.
Here's what it looked like about 10 days ago.

Here it is fully blooming today.

Moving around to the front:

Phlox, tulips, and few last grape hyacinths hanging on.

Rose (front right) putting on new growth, but I haven't seen any buds yet!

The peonies in front of the tulips all have buds--I'm hoping I get to see them bloom before we go.

The phlox is finally spilling over the wall!
It has taken a few years to get to that point, but I really like how it looks.
The white on the end is candytuft.

These deep purple columbine with the pink tulips behind them make me happy.

A quick peek at the front porch bed:

Yay for bleeding heart!

This end looks a bit bare, but the hydrangea is starting to leaf out.

Almost done! 
Down around on the East-side terrace:

One lilac blossom.

I had to lean way down for this picture.
The other 2 bushes have buds on them, but haven't opened up yet.

Plus, the pie cherry tree we planted last year is just loaded with blossoms!

I hope the next person enjoys them!
I'm a little sad to miss them, to be honest.
I'll have to plant a pie cherry tree at our new house!

As I look back at these pictures, I'm realizing how pink everything is right now!
I enjoy it, but I'm thinking at our new house I may try a different mid-spring color scheme. :)
Actually, if we were staying here, I would be planning out what to add to give it a little more depth/variety right now.


  1. Lovely plants, Linnae! I too like the colour combination of the columbine and the tulips. Looks lovely!
    Enjoy gardening!
    Best wishes,