Friday, May 14, 2010

Bloom Day May 2010...

So, how about some of my smaller flowers for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day? These are my cute little Bat-Faced Cupheas. Some people think they look like mice rather than bats. A dear friend of mine in California used to grow these, so they remind me of her. The hummingbirds are supposed to like them, but I am still waiting to see on that.




I like the way the Sedum sarmentosum looks on my stone wall. I do think, though, that after it finishes blooming, a little "taming" will need to take place.




A couple of my Heucheras are sending up flowers. I couldn't get a good picture of the stalks of white blooms, but here is a coral one. Do you think I should water the Hydrangea?



Blue Star Creeper (Pratia pedunculata) is adorable. It always gets lost in the ground, so I transplanted it into a pot. It does seem happier without so much competition.




I bought my Bletilla striata 'Albostriata' (Striped Hardy Ground Orchid) last fall, so this is the first time I have seen it bloom. Isn't it gorgeous? I am very pleased with it. Thank you, Carol, for another Garden Bloggers's Bloom Day!


Have a beautiful day!

6 comments:

ryan said...

I've grown cuphea before. They bloom for such a long time. I think they are like a bat, personally. Very nice with the violas.

sweet bay said...

The Ground Orchid is lovely!

rihane said...

Very beautiful orchid. Leaves flower and colors.

The heuchera reminds me of the garden I grow up in. The first perennial I got for my balcony. (It has green leaves doesen´t it?)

pamsenglishgarden said...

I grow Sedum sarmentosum on a stone wall, too. Mine isn't yet blooming. Yours is lovely. Thanks for visiting my Bloom Day post! I hope you will visit again.

Ruth said...

Rihane - Yes, the Heuchera with the coral flowers has green leaves. It is the first Coral Bells I had, too. I have more now, with different colors of leaves.

Thank-you, everyone for visiting my blog and leaving comments! :)

Floridagirl said...

Hi, Ruth, thanks for stopping by my blog, "Peace in the Valley." You have lovely blooms. I especially love that bletilla!