So much to do in the May garden! Raking, edging, weeding, and it all needs done yesterday.
We’ve had beautiful weather. Even the thunderstorms have yielded the perfect amount of rain.
Enjoying the Blooms
The cold spring set bloom time back a bit, so we are just enjoying the last of the daffodils and forsythia.
Last fall, this bush had several blooms when we experienced a warm spell in November. I read that the bush would not bloom again in spring. Wrong! The bush has never been so full as this spring!
When my husband’s grandmother passed away, I was invited to dig up anything I wanted from her gardens, before the house was put up for sale.. She was an avid gardener, and there was plenty to choose from.
This narcissus is one of the bulbs I transplanted. It has thrived at the edge of the woodland that borders our backyard.
May Showers for May Flowers
Even when it’s raining, I hate to be indoors. The rain has softened the ground so that weeded, edging, and digging up old plantings is much easier now than it will be in June.
I finally dug up the Ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) planted by a former resident. They smell awful, don’t suppress weeds, and bloom for only a short time. Even so, I have trouble throwing away any plant.
It’s easy to see why faerie gardens have become so popular, when you consider the magic of the Lady’s mantle foliage! (photo dedicated to fredgardener 🙂 )
Have a wonderful May weekend.
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