Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May Flowers--Finally!

Time to celebrate--for me, it's not being cold for the next six months--plus, it's Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!

The native shade garden

Tiarella cordifolia

Anemone canadensis

Tiarella, surrounded by Itea and Anemone
The bed around the Magnolia tree
Geranium maculatum

Iris germanica

Ninebark "inner glow" (Physocarpus sp.)
Nigella damascena "love in a mist"

Nectoscordum bulgaricum


The "big bed"

Baptisia australis
Nectoscordum bulgaricum
Chamomile and Salvia "may night"

lavender buds, Salvia, blue star (Amsonia)
 The front yard is looking a little rough due to an ill-timed lawn mower death, but the Dianthus is impressive (and wonderfully fragrant). The native honeysuckle I trained up my downspout is also doing well.

Along the driveway, columbines are the star. 
Thanks for stopping by the garden, and happy spring!


  1. So pretty! Everything looks very nice.

    Happy Gardening!

  2. Lovely blooms...I'm such a big fan of Baptisia...I can't wait for mine to look as full and lush as yours!

  3. Lovely garden. I love the peony.
    Have a nice weekend