Garden Bloggers Bloom Day May 15th

Spring is here! Leaves and flowers emerge at Plant Exchange Blog. We’re USDA Zone 4-5a in this region, probably the last frost is past, and temperatures are warming. Trees and perennials seem to think so.


The Japanese maple tree now has leaves, and miniature blooms are gone.


Japanese maple is edge-of-zone for this region, and early cold last fall arrived before leaf drop. So in March, as you see here, we still had dried leaves on the tree and concern that the tree might not be viable. Luckily, all is well now.


Trees in bloom are pollinator magnets. The Ohio Buckeye cross, about eight years old, is beginning to take its mature shape.


Its blooms attract bumblebees, but they avoid social interaction for a camera shot.


A spring slow to warm allows time to weed. A goal this spring is to weed and then apply pre-emergent herbicide to perennial beds. So far, so good.


Some spring blooms are especially delicate and detailed, such as these perennial Bleeding Hearts.


Virginia Bluebells also returned this spring. It’s a grand reward for weeding as they display!


We’re grateful to see trees and perennials as they emerge in spring! The chance for another year!

Do browse here on topics of your interest or past posts. When you’re ready to see what’s in bloom around the United States and other countries, the May 15th post at May Dreams Gardens link below will show you flowers in Indianapolis. At the end of Carol’s post are all the other garden bloggers waiting to show you spring and flowers all over!




3 thoughts on “Garden Bloggers Bloom Day May 15th

  1. Edge of zone? I would think that Japanese maples would be happier there. They dislike the lack of humidity here, and often get scorched late in summer or early in autumn. I rather dislike them for some of the more arid climates here.

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