They say of you plant your garden correctly, there should be beautiful things to look at no matter which month of the year you are enjoying it. I wouldn't say I have paid close attention to this unwritten rule, but I have been lucky so far to have a garden plot that seems to unfurl itself gradually over the months.
This weekend I took my camera out to my yard, clicked it into the macro setting and captured "May" in my garden in a "close-up" kind of way.
(I'm going to be honest here. I don't know the names of most of my flowers and plants. If I mis-name anything I sincerely apologize. And if you could aid me in recognizing any of these, I'd be eternally grateful!)
|I love how spidery these purple flowers are. My daughter says they look like bunches of purple hands reaching out to the sun.|
|My husband game me this Bridal Spirea as a Mother's Day gift 3 years ago. You can see that it is flourishing!|
|I'll be honest. My luck with clematis is hit and miss. Some years I get a huge green plant covered with purple blossoms. And then other years, I have a vine with 3 blooms. That is this year's results. 3 stinking flowers. Oh well. Maybe next year....|
|I planted these last year. I've always loved the little delicate nature of these forget-me-nots. I remember my mother had a huge patch of them right up against the house at my first home as a child. I know they can get out of hand quickly, but I'll deal with that when the time comes. Until then, I'm loving every single little flower!|
|Oh how I wish there was smelly-internet! I would love to breathe a whiff of these beauties right now!|
|My peony bushes were also a gift from my hubby. They've been in the ground for three years and this year they are COVERED in buds. If the weather gets a bit warmer I am sure I'll have more than 50 tissue-y blooms by the end of the week! I can't wait!!|
|Phlox I think. I like how the centres look like sparkly, yellow amber stones.|
|These beauties are in one of my pots. The yellow flowers smell exactly like honey. I told the kids this and now they stop and smell every time they walk by!|
|Aquilegia’s, also known as the columbine flower. Love the rosy shade of pink and they grow really well in a semi-shady part of my garden.|
|I have a 4x4 foot raised bed that I grow strawberries in. Lots of pretty white flowers already - and do you see the baby strawberry?? Three weeks from now we'll be munching of amazing home-grown berries!|
|Don't know the name of this guy either, but I ADORE his purply- blue centre.|
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! It rained copiously around here so I had the excuse to do indoor things like crocheting, scrapbooking and movie-watching. It was awesome!
Have a marvellous week!