Things around here are going much better than expected, garden-wise. Hoo-rah! I’m finding time for maintenance and am checking things off my to-do list a little bit at a time. Most of my big plans for this year are on hold, for now… In the meantime, things have been looking pretty good and plants are on the move! What are the chances the garden won’t be between bloom stages for the Plant Swap in two weeks?
I've never seen a snake in this bed before. It was overcast, and I was very surprised to see him there.
Iris 'Lady In Red' (Love her!)
One of the many genus I'm a sucker for - Dianthus, even the ones they sell in packs.
The garden is 4 years old, and the aquilegia have finally seeded in and are blooming all over!
Salvia pratensis is an easy, deer resistant, self-sowing early bloomer.
Geranium macro. 'Bevan's Variety' is a fave of mine, with Veronica austriaca 'Crater Lake Blue' which is not.
Iris 'Baltic Star'
Geranium phaeum 'Springtime' (I won't embarass myself and use the word "favorite" for the 500th time)
The blooms of Redvein Enkianthus are one of the sweetest I've ever seen. Fairies must adore them too, I think.
The Goldflame Honeysuckle got whipped into shape this spring - lots of selective pruning and tied up into submission.
Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart'
Deciduous Azalea 'King's Red.' Even flattened by rain and on the ground, those petals have presence. (What a color!)
It's not in bloom, but I had to show off my Mother's Day present - a new stone stair (incomplete).
Garden Bloggers Bloom Day is hosted on the 15th of each month by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.