an't believe May is almost halfway over.
Seemed like a long winter, seemed like we had lots of snow and it was never going to be warm again, but still, the garden season seemed to have got off to an early start this year. Can't believe my lilies are already almost knee-high, and my June daisies already have buds on them.
May 11 garden:
Less than impressive from photos but much prettier in person. :)
Now, for the pretty details.
Blue forget-me-nots. Also have them in pink, but no photos yet.
Daffodil. Pretty standard, but still pretty.
Bright pink tulips, leaning to the fuscia side of pink. Need to plant some apricot, pale pink, white and buttery yellow tulips for next year to counterbalance these bright tones.
Double tulip; reminds me, it will be peony time soon!
This is always the first iris of the year to bloom. It is common, but always exciting and appreciated, just because it's the first.
These tulips are huge. I have a big bouquet on my kitchen table right now, very pretty.
Grape hyacinths, would not be spring without them.
Pink bleeding heart. Love these unusual flowers.
Pink ground phlox. Need some more of this in the garden. Spreads but does not transplant well.
Cute little daffodil.
Purple, purple iris. This is quite striking in person, because the purple falls are so rich, they are almost velvety.