Monday, May 7, 2012

The Early May Garden

The days and nights have been warm
and the garden has flourished.

 The mailbox garden is looking nice.

 Baptisia australis or false blue indigo.

 Bearded iris.

 Another bearded iris.

 Tradescant, an English rose.

 Another English rose, whose name escapes me at the moment.

 This is the rootstock, Dr. Huey.  
The original rose died.
I like Dr. Huey, so I have kept it.
Many modern roses in this climate are grafted 
onto Dr. Huey as it is a strong rootstock.

 Yet another bearded iris.

 My foxgloves are doing wonderfully.

 The Money or Honesty plant is going to seed.
This plant is grown for the decorative seed pods.


 Oenothera speciosa, or showy evening-primrose.

 Nigella, or love-in-a-mist.

 Lambs ears.




 Another one.

 And another one.


You don't want to brush against this plant when it is wet,
or you will find that will be dyed purple.

 Clematis going to seed.

 Gertrude Jekyll flowering up through the 
butterfly bush.

 A garden vignette.

 The mock strawberries are fruiting.
These are not good eating.
But they are pretty, so they are staying in my garden.

 The first garden bouquet of the season.

 Oh no, not again!!


Those Mutinus elegans.  Phft.


Rosie Hawthorne said...

You really are making me homesick - your cooking ... your garden. It hurts.
Lovely. I have so many of the same.

Anonymous said...

So many beautiful flowers! vera charles

Marilyn said...

Thank you, vera charles. Although, I think at this point the garden functions quite well without my guidance. Now if it could just learn to weed itself without my help and all would be good...