Ah, May! My favorite month of the year! I love seeing all the flowers emerge out of the ground and bloom. I love the gorgeous blossoms of the crab apple trees. It's so wonderful to see life begin again after a long, cold, dark winter. But as much as I love the month of May, it is a busy month for me. There is so much to do, I often feel overwhelmed. The garden beds have to be cleaned up and weeded. Fresh mulch needs to be applied in the gardens that need it most. Seedlings need to be started indoors. Baby annuals need to be planted. The vegetable garden needs to be planted. Porches need to be cleaned, and some repainted. Indoor plants need to be taken outside for the summer. I wake up each morning stressed out and think: "What is the most important thing I need to accomplish today?" But little by little, things get scratched off my list, and by June I can relax a little and just spend the rest of the summer watering and weeding...until Fall, when the busy, hard work begins again.
But let's not think about all the hard work see what is in bloom in my garden in May, shall we?
The creeping phlox is always one of my favorites to behold. I love how it's "creeping" onto my stairs.
The daffodils and tulips really outdid themselves this year.
Grape Hyacinths with some Catmint.
These red tulips were so striking this year. Brighter and bolder then I remember from previous years.
Thank goodness there was no late frost or blizzards this year to ruin our Crabapple blooms. Last year we didn't get any blooms because of the weather.
This Crabapple tree was the star of the garden this year. Of course it helps to have a beautiful carpet of Creeping Phlox behind it.
I try to keep this bed as free of perennials as possible because it is right in front of the house, so I want to have lots of room in it to plant annuals. I have pulled this Laminin (the purple flower) out so many times, yet it is so vigorous, it keeps growing back. It certainly is pretty though, isn't it?
I love the color of this orange tulip.
Here the Laminin is growing so vigorously it's taken over a huge part of the garden. But I don't mind it's vigor in this garden. This garden is very far from house and I like to spend as little time in this garden as possible. I can't even see this garden from my house, so I don't care about it as much. I grow naturalized plants in here; like orange day lilies, so that it is very low maintenance.
I was so happy to see so many daffodils this year. I felt the blooms were diminishing and they needed to be dug up and divided...which would be a lot of work! For whatever reason, they seemed to have re-energized themselves.
I've always loved the rose-like blooms on this shrub. I only wish there were more of them and they lasted longer.
An early-blooming Vibernum bush.
I hope you enjoyed my little May garden tour. I will be back in June with more pictures! Something new blooms every month!
Have A Great Day! Amy
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You have a beautiful garden Amy! I have not heard of a creeping phlox until today and I can see why you love them. They add so much character and beauty. And those tulips, wow. Those blooms are stunning! I bet they even look so much better in person. I hope you are having a great weekend so far!ReplyDelete
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Your garden pictures are always such a joy to look at! And yes your daffodils have done so well this year, it must smell heavenly in that area!!ReplyDelete
I've been adding several shrubs and flowers to my backyard last year when the only stores open besides grocery stores were hardware stores/garden centers then I got addicted to checking out their marked down plants. Lots of work to upkeep but so worth it!!
Thank you. Yes, I always check the nursery section in the hardware stores for marked down plants. I think my yard is filled with them. And yea, it's a lot of work, but I couldn't imagine my life without flowers.Delete
So very beautiful and lovely colors.ReplyDelete
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You have so many beautiful blooms! I am sure it is a lot of work.ReplyDelete
Thank you. Yes, it sure is!Delete
Your garden looks so pretty, definitely all that hard work pays off! The daffodils are just beautiful! :)ReplyDelete
Hope that you had a great weekend :)
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It all looks so pretty, you definitely have a green thumb!! Thanks so much for linking up with me at the Unlimited Link Party 26. Pinned!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Dee!Delete
Lovely, thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thanks, and you're welcome!Delete
Oh I wake up with the same thought - so much to do!ReplyDelete
but it is enjoyable work. Your garden is gorgeous, I love seeing any and all photos of it.
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So many beautiful flowers. My husband takes care of most of our garden related jobs. And we try to keep flower limited.. my eldest is allergic to bees and we don't want too many bees swarming around when he is outside.ReplyDelete
Oh, I so understand the bees! I have so many bees in my yard it's ridiculous and I've been stung a lot. But I've learned some tricks to avoid being stung by bees, like don't work in the garden in the cool of the morning when the bees are "sleepy" because that's when you're most likely to get stung.Delete
It must be really nice to go outside and admire all of the blooms! I have 2 lavender plants now and this years planted lots of sunflowers. Looking forward to those blooming. Your garden is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Yes, I love it! The first thing I do every morning is look out my window at the garden. You are so lucky you can grow lavender. That's not a plant that grows well in Wisconsin. As for sunflowers, I feed the birds and they plant the sunflowers. :). I always leave the little sunflower alone and they grow wherever the birds drop their seed.Delete
May serves us a new and beautiful view every day!ReplyDelete
Definitely! May is one of my favorite months of the year!Delete
Whish you a lovely (and busy) week :)
Amy, your garden is absolutely wonderful! I would spend all of my days enjoying the beautiful blooms! My daffodils and tulips were over the top this year! They were so vibrant and they got gigantic. But they have already begun to wilt which makes me a little bit sad. Thanks for sharing your garden tour and linking with me.ReplyDelete
Thanks Shelbee. I certainly do spend all day in the garden. I walked out in my yard yesterday and was just struck with the beauty of nature. It must have been a good season for tulips and daffodils. I'm glad your's turned out so well too.Delete
Beautiful blooms ,loved the Tulips and Daffodils. Thanks for joining in Garden Affair.ReplyDelete
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