Aaaarrrrgh. :-( I just logged in to write a late May GBBD post and realized that there were 12 legitimate comments waiting to be approved--and even more good comments sitting on my April post with no response from me. (There was also a bunch of pending comments that needed to be sent to spam, which explains my reason for having a time limit on comments.)
I suck. Please accept the "bouquet" of pretty purple alliums above as an apology.
Moving on, I'll try to be better about watching out for comments. (Maybe even about posting, too--but no promises there.) Here are some actual photos that I took on May 15th to showcase the blooms on this month's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day:
From top to bottom, you see a clump of NOID crimson tulips in my front yard, one of the dozen or so 'Black Hero' tulips that wave in the wind (hence the blurry pic) above my lamium and carex bed, my deep red (newly planted) ivy geraniums, and the dangling bells of a fuchsia hanging basket.
Also blooming this week are my brunnera ('Looking Glass' and 'Jack Frost'), bergenia, 2 kinds of lamium, my hoya, alpine strawberries and a random lipstick plant. I really should take a picture of the last, because it's comical. The diminutive little thing is in a 3 inch pot and has 3 small strands of leaves that each might measure 3/4 of an inch at the longest. And yet, it has this ridiculously large--no exaggeration, it might be as big as the pot!--bright pink flower that looks completely out of place!