What's Blooming in May: May Contest Entries

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What's Blooming in May

By LarryR
June 4, 2012

“The flowery May, who from her green lap throws, The yellow cowslip, and the pale primrose." (John Milton) The cornucopia of color that is May in the Midwest certainly does include the cowslip and the primrose, but ever so many more interesting and beautiful varieties. Follow me into the garden and see what's blooming at Cottage-in-the-Meadow in May.

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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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LarryR
Jun 3, 2012 9:33 PM CST
Enter the name of the plant pictured below, either one of its common names or its botanical name. It's important to also include its cultivar name, which appears in single quotes when it's cited.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jun 4, 2012 9:14 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Is it Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'?
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
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LarryR
Jun 4, 2012 10:31 AM CST
Congratulations, Dave, you nailed it! Hurray!

You know the drill: Please send me a photo of your favorite bloom and a response to the following questions:

How did you come to be a gardener?
How long have you been gardening?
If you had a chance to give just one piece of advice to a beginning gardener, what would it be?
Why did you choose this particular photo for publication?
Do you have a favorite flower?
Do you grow vegetables as well?
Do you have any other hobbies?
Is there anything else you'd like readers to know about you?

Again, congratulations. I'm anxious to see which flower you choose. Smiling
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jun 4, 2012 1:15 PM CST
Congratulations Dave Hurray! Hurray!

I knew it was Kerria but didn't know which one. I had never seen it until we moved here and was told the common name is "yellow rose of Texas" so I would say you are definitely the appropriate winner Hurray! Thumbs up

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