May's Bloom Day
The 15th day of every month is "Bloom Day" among garden bloggers, and they post photographs of what is blooming in their gardens on that day.
It is pretty slim pickin's in winter, except for the West Coast and warm weather bloggers who get to garden 12 months of the year. But at this time of year, Bloom Day is an explosion of color and diversity.
Right now, there are Siberian Iris, salmon colored poppies, goat's beard, spiderwort, Soloman's staff, clematis, roses and peonies blooming in Garden Variety's garden.
But it is the exceptional photography that makes Bloom Day such a joy on the Internet, and I've gathered some blogs for you to visit. It is almost as good as a visit to their gardens.
Photo credit: Judah Kelber
Phillip Oliver of Dirt Therapy in Alabama.
Carol in Indiana who writes May Dreams Gardens and who created Bloom Day.
Maryland's own 2 Green Acres from Baltimore County.
Susan Harris, who blogs all over the place but gardens in suburban D.C.
Dee at Red Dirt Ramblings in Oklahoma.
And the extraordinary photography of Laura Livengood Shaub at Interleafings