May GBBD 2014
I got busy with life and neglected to pay much attention to my gardens for a week and then, wow! My perennial flower gardens exploded in full and lush growth. Welcome to May in the Pacific Northwest.
We alternate between a few days of warmth and then days of intermittent weather with at times heavy, heavy rain showers.
|Viburnum 'Snowball Tree', thick with blooms after a heavy rainfall...it got a haircut.|
|Aquilegia in a butter yellow color possibly Aquilegia canadensis 'Corbett'|
|Aquilegia Clementine Red|
|Aquilegia caerulea 'Rocky Mountain Blue Columbine'|
|Red and White Aquileia|
|Aquilegia 'Leprechaun Gold' a start from my blogging friend Alision!|
I have personal garden guards as well.
|Demon Cat, the garden guard|
My blogging buddy Alison also gave me starts of darling Pacific Coast Iris.
|Pacific Coast Iris, Iris x pacifica 'Avila Beach'|
|Pacific Coast Iris, Iris x pacifica Susie Knapp|
I could seriously develop an addition to Pacific Coast Iris. If you are interested in these beauties, Oregon based nursery Wild Ginger Farms has a great selection.
I visited Wild Ginger Farms at a plant sale recently and purchased Lewisia cotyledon 'Kanab' after reading fellow bloggers rave about it's hardiness and drought tolerant nature. I had just the spot that needed a fix of color.
|Lewisia cotyledon 'Kanab''|
And lastly, one of my favorite perennials is my pink lupine.
May in the gardens is lush with green foliage, filling the empty spaces and building blooms that will bud come summer. May is a lovely month in the gardens.
Join Carol over at May Blooms Gardens and see what is blooming around the world.