Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spring Garden Splendor

The weather has been glorious in Midland this week.
Perfect opportunity for a stroll through the garden.

A trio of rhododendron plants accent the front of our home.  I anxiously await their colorful blooms
to burst open each Spring and
was rewarded again this year with quite a show.    

The bumblebees enjoy the nectar 
deep within the colorful flowers.   

I am surprised that the Bridal Veil Spirea has blooms
after the major pruning I did last fall.
The branches had become so heavy
they were spilling into the lawn.
The plants look much better now
but many of the cascades of white flowers
were sacrificed for this season.

A few weeks ago I shared photos of the white trillium
blooming in the wooded area of our yard.
These are some of the same flowers from the earlier post.
The white blooms have become marbled with pink as they age.

Another variety of trillium has now bloomed.
The plant in the center is much taller and has huge leaves.
This plant has a maroon flower

This photo has a better image of the maroon color
of this variety of trillium.

I also have a few trillium that are pink.

I don't know the names of the maroon or pink
varieties because I didn't order them from the nursery.
I had ordered only the white flowering plants.
An unexpected but pleasant surprise. 

Thanks for joining me for this garden stroll.

Until next time, live and love well.

Joining these fun parties:
Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jean's Decor and More
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants

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Bunny Jean said...

Hi Debra!

You garden must be beautiful in the spring. I always had wonderful Rhodies and Azaleas as specimen plants. Those volunteer Trillium must have come in with the white ones... what a wonderful bonus!

Thanks for sharing at my party this week!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful blooms!

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