A clematis blooming on the entry arbor looks so welcoming. This poor little clematis has had a hard life. I have accidentally cut it down with the string trimmer every year for several years. In fact, I couldn't even remember what color it was going to be until it finally bloomed for me this year. I am trying very hard not to accidentally cut it down again!
The Casa Blanca lilies have just about finished blooming. But there are other lilies blooming now, just as lovely. How I wish I knew the name of this lily. It has one of the largest and most beautiful blooms I've ever seen.
The daylilies are the star of the show at this moment in time. They are placed throughout my garden.
Here they are again, scabiosa and asters in front, orange cannas in back. These daylilies are Pandora's Box. I bought them because they were inexpensive, as far as daylilies go. They have done well for me, and their creamy yellow blooms look nice with the other blooms in my garden.
Here they are again with Lady Hillingdon rose.
One last look. Just because.
Another daylily I love is this red and orange one. I don't know its name. But it looks fabulous next to the yellow yarrow. Yellow yarrow. Can you say that fast five times?
I also have some old-fashioned orange daylilies. I love them, too. Marcia sent them to me. Thanks, Marcia! Some may not care for the color combination of orange and pink together, but so far, I'm quite happy with this combination. La Marne rose is on the far left, the orange daylilies are planted in the middle and Appleblossom flower carpet rose is planted on the right. Together, they are certainly not an expected combination. What do you think about orange and pink together?
More blooms - I can't neglect the roses! Here's Cinco de Mayo.
Prosperity rose is putting on another flush. (Vitex in the background.)
Lion's Fairy Tale.
Other blooms in my garden include mophead, lacecap, and oak leaf hydrangeas, gardenias, Confederate jasmine, gaura, liatris, Shasta daisies, stokesia, abelia and crape myrtles.
There are a few surprise blooms, too, such as this lovely yellow iris. It must be shy to be blooming so late!
In contrast, these chrysanthemums are a little early (or maybe they, too, are late, as usually they bloom for me in early spring then again in the fall). I have firewitch dianthus in front of them, and the combination looks nice.
But the biggest surprise of all are the hellebores that are still blooming! According to my photo archives, they have been blooming since February 3rd! I'm amazed!
I hope you have something amazing blooming in your garden, too.
I'm joining Carol at May Dreams Gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.