My camera has had quite a workout these past couple of months, but unfortunately, I haven't been able to squeeze in much time to post or read blogs. However, I want to share some of the beauty with you, so here is a look back at May.....
Just after Bloom Day these gorgeous pink tulips opened fully,
along with the creeping phlox,
and the combination delighted us from early morning until late evening for the rest of the month.
The last petals are falling now, and sadly, the show is over until next year, although the phlox are still blooming,
And so it the dainty Aubrietta.
The Dynasty tulips looked more orange in some lights, and in others, more pink. They have both colors in the large blooms.
Angelique gets the prize for the longest blooming tulips. She's still going, but is beginning to fade now.
Such sweet double blooms.
Hannah was enjoying the morning tour of the gardens with me, along with Jasmine, who was just out of the picture.
These frilly blooms beg for close-ups!
It was hard to resist taking lots of shots of the pink and purple mix. Isn't that a beautiful blue sky?
It's a relative of the onion, but much prettier....clusters of purple stars!
I've seen it in a gorgeous deep purple, paired with this lighter shade, in a garden I pass on the way to work. It's someone I know.....I wonder if they'd be willing to share....maybe I have something they'd like.
Johnny Jump-ups (viola cornuta, aka Heartease) are just the right color to tuck in next to them.
Chives, a smaller look-alike, and another onion relative, are beginning to bloom now, as well.
Centaurea (perennial Bachelor's Button or Cornflower) is still going strong.
The white tulips bloomed with the lilacs.....
...along with a clump of the purple iris.
You may have noticed that I find myself taking lots of photos of those peacefully grazing cows :)
We are so enjoying seeing them in the pasture! (click to enlarge any photo)
The Rose/Clematis Garden gets plenty of morning sun....
...and in this garden the iris are almost finished, but the peach colored Beverly Sills began blooming today. She'll have to wait for another post because I haven't tranferred her photos from the camera yet, and this post is already too long.
My dear husband has planted a row of several different colored lilacs over the past several years, but they're still small. The larger ones are 3 varieties of the common color.
This old lilac has been here for a very long time. My husband thinks it was here when they moved into this house when he was a little boy.