Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, we are seeing blooms in mid-May that we don't normally see until early June, including those of the Japanese tree lilac, Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'.
This is good because the other lilacs in the garden which would normally bloom in time to cut a big bouquet of them for Mother's Day bloomed out several weeks ago.
At the base of the tree, an unnamed passalong sedum ground cover is also in full bloom.
Elsewhere in the garden, there is a nice flush of blooms on the geraniums.
I do know the name of this clematis and can almost hear them "ring" throughout the garden.
And this is Clematis integrifolia 'Alba'.
Elsewhere in the garden, roses, false indigo, more Salvia, Penstemon, Amsonia, garden peas, and columbine have been blooming for several weeks, including, finally, my long coveted yellow columbine.
Finally, I've decided each bloom day that I should stand in the same spot to show a long view of a garden border so I can see how it changes each month. I chose a spot that shows most of Ploppers' Field.
What's blooming in your garden this month of May?
We'd love to have you share your blooms with us on the 15th of each month by joining us with your own Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day post. Just post on your blog about what is blooming this month in your garden and then come back here and leave a link to your blog post in the Mr. Linky widget below along with a brief comment to let us know you've posted.
The rules are simple... no rules! You can include pictures, lists, no lists, common names, botanical names, whatever you’d like to do to showcase your blooms. All are welcome!
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence