Friday, May 16, 2014

Dahlias, Ranunculus, Azaleas, Lilacs and Bleeding Hearts: This Week in My Maryland Garden

Vibrant Dahlia: Copyright © by Phyllis Wheeler, May 2014
Happy Friday, dear friends! Back by popular request is my weekly "This Week in My Maryland Garden" feature. I hope you enjoy these photos fresh from our spring yard. 
Yellow Ranunculus: Copyright © by Phyllis Wheeler, May 2014
The dahlia and ranunculus plants should keep producing flowers throughout the summer and possibly into fall. 
Our red azaleas: Copyright © by Phyllis Wheeler, May 2014
The azalea flowers are a fleeting beauty. Although I've seen some at the National Arboretum bloom in the fall, ours only bloom for a few weeks in the spring. But they are beautiful when in bloom.
Reblooming Lilac: Copyright © by Phyllis Wheeler, May 2014
The lilacs are in full bloom this week and smell wonderful. Two of our lilac bushes are rebloomers so as long as we remove the old flowers we should get additional flowers throughout the summer.
Old Fashioned Bleeding Hearts: Copyright © by Phyllis Wheeler, May 2014
The pretty hot pink and white bleeding hearts, like the azaleas, are beautiful but only bloom in spring. Unlike the azalea foliage, which stays green for most of the year, these old fashioned bleeding hearts have foliage that turns yellow and then dies back.

Those are the highlights in our Maryland garden this week! Be sure to come back next Friday for more garden photos. May God bless and keep you!

What's blooming in your garden now? What are your favorite flowers to grow and/or see?

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