Thursday

[gardening] Mid-May Flowers

Visited four plant sales last Saturday- and was even home before noon. Picked up several things:

Visited four plant sales this morning. I regret nothing! 🌱🌸🌿🌼🌷

Planted some of these into the part-shade bed (and moved a couple astilbe and a heuchera from a poor location to the better location). 

I got a variegated iris that smells soooooo sweet:

Picked up this variegated sweet iris over the weekend. Love the green and white foliage. And it’s called ‘sweet’ because it smells like cotton candy! πŸ’¨πŸ˜Œ

I've never seen anything like it before- I love the foliage. I hope it spreads well so I can share it with people in a few years.

Speaking of irises, some very dark purple ones were the first to pop open this year:

First iris of the year! πŸ’œ

Love this color. 

Penny in the front flower bed.

Down in the new(ish) big flowerbed, some lighter purple irises just popped open yesterday:

Huh I don’t think any of these irises bloomed last year but it looks like they’re going to put on a good show this year. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

I don't think any of these bloomed last year. Looks like there's going to be lots of blooms this year!

Here and there, and there and here, little primrose are blooming:

Primrose

Primrose

Pulmonaria/lungwort in the back shade bed:

Pulmonaria blooming in the back shade bed. πŸ’—πŸ’œπŸ’—πŸ’œ #lungwort #pulmonaria

I'm trying to do an hour or two of gardening on week days after work when the weather is nice. I went through the succulent bed and ripped out weeds. All the little chicks that were knocked loose I put into a container to give to a friend:

Weeded my hens and chicks. Set aside all the chicks that were knocked loose. πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯ @ealachan, these are for yo

Found some bees at the bottom of the azalea bush sleeping on the job:

Busy as bees... napping in the sun.

"Busy as a bee" my ass. 

2 comments:

Ellen Bloom said...

Your garden is lovely! Excellent color choices!

cristina said...

You made me laugh at the end :)))))