Standard: May Blooms

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This afternoon as I was walking up to the garden, I noticed from a couple hundred feet away a flash of red in the flower border. I was a away from the garden for barely two days and while I was gone this happened:

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The hot pink one in the back is a Shirley Double Poppy, and I think the red-orange one is an Oriental Poppy.

Here’s another Shirley. I love how the petals look like they’ve been dip-dyed.

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Here’s another look at the Oriental poppy. I just can’t get over that neon color.

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And this is the first of my little California Mission Bells. Last year these sweet little poppies bloomed all summer. They come in all sorts of colors. Last year I sowed a few different kinds of poppies, but only the California poppies came up, so I’m really excited to have a few big ones this year.

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The shasta daisies have been blooming for about two weeks now.

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The bachelor’s buttons are just getting started. I don’t remember them being quite so bright blue last year.

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The chives have been blooming all month. I love those little pom-poms!

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These little Johnny Jump Ups came with the new plot.

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I think pea blossoms are my favorite vegetable flower. My sugar snaps and shelling peas have white blossoms.

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But the blue-podded soup peas have these pretty magenta blossoms.

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3 thoughts on “Standard: May Blooms

  1. Love your blooms. Yours are spectacular. The colors on our flowers are more brilliant this year, too. I thought it was because of our mild winter here in SW Pennsylvania.

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