Can you believe that May is almost gone already? It is just speeding by. Maybe because with the warm weather this year everyone is busy in the gardens it makes it feel like it is in warp.
And the gardens are flourishing by leaps and bounds.
I got a few tomato and sweet pepper plants planted up into containers and the rest of the annuals planted out. So planting for the spring is done here now.
I got the new washtubs planted and the amaryllis bulbs planted into window containers and pots. I hope the amaryllis will do well so I can bring the bulbs in into the basement this fall and replant them for winter blooms indoors this year. If this doesn’t work gang it is off to the trash pile for those bulbs. The amaryllis are in containers behind the tubs and the coons have already dumped them all once already investigating to see if they were something good to eat. Those pesky coons may get some bb shots directed at them if I catch them at it.
In the tubs I planted a few snapdragons, zinnias and petunias and a couple sweet pepper plants in the back row. In the front long container I planted Gerbera daisies that were grown from seeds indoors this winter.
A beautiful powder blue all over from its standards, beards and falls.
I am loving this one…but…
Fit For a King
While looking around at the local Amish Greenhouse I kept smelling this wonderful aroma and finally my nose tracked it down growing in a hanging basket. So I grabbed up a smaller container of these yellow Bidens ferulifolia to bring home to add to one of my hanging containers.
I wish I had known that Bidens were so aromatic because they will now become one of the annuals I plant every year.
Have any of you tried to over wintered them indoors? If so let me know.
The ‘Florida Seiboldii’ Clematis is blooming well in its second year of creeping. So next year it well be its leap year and it should cover the trellis. White Iceberg roses are growing in front of it.
This is a lousy picture but the Blue Eyed grass is blooming. These were volunteers that came up in the woodland bed late year and I moved it to the Shade bed this spring. I found two more down in the woodland bed last week and I may want to relocate them later. The green grass with the tiny blue bloom on the ends of the blades are so cute and they are a true blue also.
The ‘New Dawn’ climbing roses are blooming and growing over the roof of my little garden shed. This rose is loaded with buds and blooms this year. The whole garden is doing wonderful this year compared to the dismal year we had last year in the gardens.
My favorite of all the roses is this ‘Crimson Bouquet’ floribunda rose. I have had this one for years and the aroma is a strong perfume. It is a wonderful rose to dry the blooms and use as potpourri or just dried rose stems for the winter months.
So as you can see from all of these pictures that there are new blooms every day now in the garden when I go out each day to walk around.
Everyone have a lovely week in the gardens and