Trumpet Vine

My husband planted a trumpet vine by our old shed many years ago. I don’t remember ever seeing it bloom until this year. So far it has had three blooms, one after the other, with each bloom waiting to open until the previous bloom has died. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Daylilies

“A flower does not use words to announce its arrival to the world; it just blooms.”  Matshona Dhliwayo Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Pipsissewa

A tiny flower with a strange name, Pipsissewa is an herb that has been used in folk medicine to treat a number of conditions ranging from infections, to anxiety, and even cancer. It can be used externally to treat sores and blisters, and its extracts are used as flavoring in foods and beverages. Pipsissewa grows…

Japanese spirea

Native to Japan, Korea, and China, this shrub also is called Japanese Meadowsweet. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Another one and only

Of all the irises in our woodland garden, this was the only one that bloomed this year. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Southern Arrowwood

Viburnum dentatum has lovely clusters of white flowers. It is more commonly called Southern Arrowwood because its straight stems were reported to have been used by Native Americans for arrow shafts. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Spring foliage

This looks like Autumn foliage, doesn’t it? Actually, it’s the late Spring foliage of the Loropetalum shrub, also known as the Chinese Fringe Flower shrub. Earlier in the season the leaves were a dark purple color, but as the flowers faded, the leaves took on more of this Autumn-like hue.

The first and only

The first, and so far the only, yellow rose of the season… Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.