Sunday, May 26, 2013

The May Flowers

One of my favorite things to do on a Sunday afternoon is to take a walk through the garden.

These Buzz Buzzer Asiatic Lilies were on sale for half price at the Lowe's Garden Center.  I love a bargain!  They will make a nice addition to the red/yellow perennial border.

Bishop's Weed or Goutweed planted under one of the Japanese maple, looks so cool and restful.  Some gardeners do not like this plant because of its invasive nature, I would much rather have this "weed" growing in my garden than some other weeds.

Jackmanii clematis--one of my favorite plants in the garden.  Each year this clematis blooms more profusely than the previous years--the vine is covered.  (Having Jack in your name is also a big plus)

The first daylily!  There are so many more daylilies to bloom, so faithful, I call them dear friends who return year after year for a much anticipated visit.

Miss Oak Leaf Hydrangea 

In March, Miss Hydrangea received a healthy spring tonic (fertilizer).  She is going to reward me with hundreds of beautiful flowers.   The bloom heads will turn crimson and cinnamon in the fall.

Anthony Waters spirea

The birds love spirea, they use her delicate branches and stems when building their nests.  The morning dove (who is still sitting on her nest) used the spirea stems to build her nest.


Miss Yarrow is also blooming in abundance.  Will be collecting and drying for use in fall and winter decorations.

Miss Million Bells, Trailing Petunia (Calibrachoa)

Since we didn't win the lottery, Miss Million Bells will bring smiles and enjoyment greeting summer visitors to Thistle Manor.  A nonstop bloomer that does not need deadheading and gracefully spills over the sides of containers and hanging baskets--a sure winner.  Oh, she also attracts hummingbirds, how can a gardener go wrong with this wonderful plant?

AppleJack and I will be spending Memorial Day working in the garden.  Surrounded by all these lovely beauties it will not seem like work.  


  1. I'm with you! We do a walkabout our gardens nearly every night, and ours is not near to blooming yet as yours, as we had freezing temps a couple of weeks ago, but what a pleasure each and every bloom brings. I love Asiatics and have quite a few..I've not seen the color you have and will have to keep a lookout for them. Everything is just beautiful!!

  2. Your flowers are just beautiful! I love plants that look different over the course of several seasons, like your Hydrangea.

  3. Beautiful!!!! LOVE the red yarrow, haven't seen it around here. I have a lot of day lillies and love them.

  4. Everything looks wonderful!!