More Photos from Our Community

Since we can't get to as many gardens as we'd like, we'll have to live vicariously through the photos club members have taken in May's, over the years.

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Blooming Amur Chokecherry (Prunus maackii) surrounded by Intermediate Yew (Taxus x media 'Bergi')
Weeping Willow
Crabapples & Tulips in bloom
Crabapple in full bloom
Clematis 'Fireworks'
Tried & True: Superbells Plum Calibrachoa, Flambe Yellow Strawflower, Supertunia Bordeaux Petunia
Peach Blossom Astilbe, in bloom
Flowers of Candy Stripe Moss Phlox
Gallery Blue Lupin
Ice Follies Lenten Rose, in bloom
Flowers of Nova Zembla Rhododendron
Tiny Wine Ninebark, Suncatcher Triumph Tulip
Summer Skies Butterfly Bush
Amur Chokecherry (Prunus maackii) in bloom, early spring
Suncatcher Triumph Tulip
Suncatcher Triumph Tulip
Angel Tiger Eyes Viola
Blue Mirror Delphinium, in bloom
Sherbet Blend Tulips, in bloom
Tiny Todd Asiatic lily, in bloom
Mache Mix Persian Buttercups
 Tres Amigos Abelia
Simply Scentsational Sweetshrub
Flowers of Blue Pearl Jacob's Ladder
Hula Hoops: Supertunia Trailing Strawberry Pink Veined Petunia, Superbena Pink Shades Verbena, Superbena Royale Plum Wine Verbena
Van Eseltine Crabapple in bloom
Triumph Tulip, Boxwood
 Passionale Tulip, American Dream Tulip, Bellissima Red English Daisy, Texas Gold Tulip
Flower of Kilian Donahue Clematis
Cercis canadensis is known for its beautiful pink-purple early spring blooms.
Miss Lilac Superbells Petunia, Superbells Plum Calibrachoa, Supertunia Royal Velvet Petunia
Superbells Yellow Petunia, Luscious Lemonade Lantana, Limoncello Supertunia
  Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud
 Westcountry Lupins, in bloom
Distinctive bark of the Gray Birch 'Whitespire Senior'
Chalet Orchid Azalea, in bloom
 Blue Yonder Spike Speedwell, in bloom
Ad Rem Tulip
Supertunia Trailing Strawberry Pink Veined Petunia
Jack Crabapple, in bloom
Flowers of Arctic Breeze Intermedia Bearded Iris
Evangeline Hyacinth Lilac
Flowers of Ballerina Red Thrift
Karen's Azalea, in bloom
Yellows & Purples!
Cushion Spurge
Camelot Rose Purple Foxglove
Suncatcher Triumph Tulip
Ad Rem Tulip, Danada Charm Elm
Endless Summer Hydrangea
Hanging basket with Lobelia, Calibrachoa & Dichondra
Flowers of Japanese Crabapple
Showy Crabapple, in bloom
Basket-of-Gold, in bloom
Rhododendron Olga Mezitt
Flowers of Miss Melanie Bellflower
Tango Rose Mega Splash Zonal Geranium, in bloom
Senora Rosalita Spider Flower, in bloom
Rhododendron
Bandana Cherry Sunrise Lantana
Dalmatian Purple Foxglove, in bloom
Rose Glow Japanese Barberry does seem to glow!
Purple Gem Rhododendron, in bloom
African Daisy
Flowers of Amina Princess lilies Peruvian Lily
Variegated Siberian Bugloss, in bloom
Yellow Submarine Rose, in bloom
Flowers of Evangeline Hyacinth Lilac
Pink Wave Petunias, in bloom
Flowers of Golden Flare Azalea
Negrita Triumph Tulip, Clearwater Single Late Tulip
Cockspur thorn (Crataegus crus-galli) in early spring
Flower plumes of Arrabona Red Celosia
Electric Lime Coleus, Kong Jr. Rose Coleus, Confetti White Polka-Dot Plant, Confetti Pink Polka-Dot Plant, Jurassic Green Streak Rex Begonia
Sweet Nectar: Superbells Tangerine Punch Calibrachoa, Luscious Citrus Blend Lantana, Supertunia Really Red Petunia
Candy Stripe Moss Phlox, in bloom
Variegated leaves of Jack Frost Brunnera
Emerald Blue Moss Phlox, in bloom
 Olive Bailey Langdon Hosta
 Peach Blossom Astilbe, in bloom
Raspberry Archangel Angelonia, in bloom
Opal Innocence Nemesia
Matrix Red Asiatic Lily, in bloom
Rockapulco Purple Impatiens, in bloom
Calla Lily, in bloom
Negrita Triumph Tulip, Clearwater Single Late Tulip, Dalmatian Purple Foxglove
Wild Geranium, Whitespire Gray Birch
Gray foliage of Dusty Miller
Flowers of PJM Rhododendron
Ostrich Ferns on a hillside
Rockapulco Appleblossom Impatiens, in bloom
Double Take Peach Flowering Quince
Suncatcher Triumph Tulip
Rainforest Sunrise Hosta, Watch Up Trumpet Daffodil
 Whitespire Gray Birch, Valerie Finnis Grape Hyacinth, Blue Magic Grape Hyacinth, Negrita Triumph Tulip, Katz Purple Stock
Catalina White Linen Wishbone Flower
'Little King' Fox Valley River Birch
Flowers of Evangeline Hyacinth Lilac
Suncatcher Triumph Tulip, Selkirk Crabapple
Triumph Tulip (Tulipa 'Evergreen') in bloom
Bok Choi 'Prize Choy'
Tiny Invader Asiatic Lily, Golden Matrix Lily
   Raspberry Splash Lungwort, in bloom
Weeping Willows tower over path at Chicago Botanic Garden
Double Take Orange Quince
Flowers of Golden Matrix Lily
Ruslyn in the Pink Japanese Maple
Ice Follies Lenten Rose, in bloom.
Cosmic Orange Mexican Aster
Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower
Circus Heuchera, in bloom
Intermediate Yew (Taxus x media 'Bergi') surrounding Amur Chokecherry tree
Beautiful Snow Queen Clematis flowers
Mache Orange Persian Buttercup
Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry, in bloom
Purple Passion Rhododendron, in bloom
Confetti Pink Polka-Dot Plant, Electric Lime Coleus, Confetti White Polka-Dot Plant, Kong Jr. Rose Coleus
Flowers of Pioneer Silvery Pink Rhododendron
Ramona Clematis, in bloom
Flowers of Tiny Todd Asiatic Lily
 Superbells Red Calibrachoa, Toffee Twist Bronze Curly Sedge, Dolce Wildberry Coralbells, Sky Rocket Fountain Grass
Flowers of Blue Pearl Jacob's Ladder
Nova Zembla Rhododendron, in bloom
Flowers of Japanese Crabapple
Flowers of Compactum Basket-of-Gold
Japanese Crabapple, in bloom
Ormiston Roy Flowering Crabapple
Flowers of Japanese Crabapple
Super Chic: Supertunia Royal Magenta Petunia, Supertunia Royal Velvet Petunia, Supertunia Trailing Blue Veined Petunia
Supertunia Bordeaux Petunia, Supertunia Royal Velvet Petunia, Superbena Large Lilac Blue Verbena
Weeping Willows & Tulips
Flowers of Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart
Snow Queen Clematis, in bloom
Flowers of Cleopatra Foxtail Lily
Supertunia Priscilla Petunia
Flowers of Harmony Pearl Poppy Anemone
Blackout Coral Bells, Angelina Stonecrop
 Summer Wave Blue Wishbone Flower
Flower of Dwarf French Marigold
Golden Flare Azalea, Lemon Ice African Daisy
Tiny Invader Asiatic Lily
Ad Rem Tulips, in bloom
Confetti: Superbells Dreamsicle Calibrachoa, Laguna White Lobelia, Superbena Purple Verbena
Beau Monde Triumph Tulip
Mache Orange Persian Buttercup, Cranberry Cotoneaster
Flowers of Chattahoochee Woodland Phlox
Supertunia Vista Bubblegum Petunia, Supertunia Vista Fuchsia
Pyromania Orange Blaze Red Hot Poker, SUNSATIA Blood Orange Nemesia, Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red, Honey Supertunia
Brandywine Foam Flower, in foamy bloom!
Fiesta Forsythia, in bloom
Vertigo Grass, Graceful Grasses Purple Fountain Grass, Luscious Goldengate Lantana, Chocolate Drop Coleus
Orange Symphony African Daisy
Flowers of Ballerina Tulip
Flowers of Margarita African Daisy
Weeping Willow, Tulips
Compact Korean Azalea, in bloom
Flowers of Red Baron Crabapple
Flowers of Intenz Pink Celosia
Flowers of Angel Tiger Eyes Viola
Weigela Sonic Bloom Red #3
  Color Run Large-Cupped Daffodil, in bloom


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