May is a wonderful time in the garden. Lots of growth, lots of blooms, lots of scents, lots of work, lots of enjoyment. It is also a time to say hello and goodbye to lots of blooms on plants.
The bleeding hearts, both pink and white are in full bloom.
It is hello and goodbye to the sand cherry shrub as it bursts into lovely pink flowers, lasting about a week till they fade away.
The white trillium blooms turn pink. It is Mother Nature’s way of telling us the blooms are finishing. Goodbye trilliums till next year.
The mid sized yellow iris come into bloom while the taller iris start to bud.
Goodbye windmill garden. We have been working on the dismantling of the windmill garden. I’m looking for an easier way of life and not having to maintain this garden will help me out. Plants were dug out and moved to other areas, the ground was flattened, and some strips of sod were laid. We have been busy watering this area at least twice a day to keep it moist and ensure the roots grow down into the ground. Look back in the distance, by one of the big trees and you will see the new home for the windmill.
Work has started on the plant tables with the planting of the tomato plants and the four o’clock roots. This is another area that has been reduced in size. I’m only growing tomatoes this year and a few beans. I buy my veggies at the farm stand now.
Herb’s Place continues to change. The black tubs in front of the trellis have now been planted with scarlet runner beans. I made a new sign out of an old shovel handle and some pieces of drift wood. Each is painted with a word – pick, eat,enjoy. Some of the old garden gloves have been pegged onto a line under the free weeds sign.
More blooms to say hello to are the columbine, the dames rocket and the ferns & bleeding hearts. The blooms won’t be around much past the end of the month.
The month of May has gone by quickly. Enjoy the blooms while they are here. They fade quickly but others are ready to take their place. The peonies are just opening, will be here a few days. If we don’t get any heavy rain they will be here a few days longer.
And here is that tip to do before working in the garden. Push your fingernails into a bar of soap and get the soap stuck under your nails. If you don’t this is what your nails will look like. EVen if you wear garden gloves this is a good hint to use.
Are you doing any transplanting into bigger pots? Try this.
I’m sharing these views of the garden with Through my Garden Gate.
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