The month of May brings our "frost free" date (a couple weeks away), and it's a month of amazing growth. Here's a look at some of the garden residents this afternoon:
This beautiful HUGE Hosta is one of my favorites. The bright colored leaves just 'pop' in the shade garden. (once the leaves all come out on the trees, it will be shady!)
Wild violets find their way into some of the silliest places. Here they've popped up in the garden path.
The large woodland ferns are growing so fast you can almost see it happening before your eyes!
A beautiful, stray Columbine plant shows off it's spectacular beauty.
The Hydrangea bushes are growing rapidly as well. I'm hoping we do not get a frost.. I'll have to cover these precious plants if one is predicted. The bushes are going to be huge this year! My secret: Plantone all natural fertilizer.
The lillies are growing almost as fast as the ferns! Last year, these plants gave me so many vases of beautiful flowers.
Feeling vintage? Hollyhocks are perfect for that old vintage feel!
Another Hosta going strong!
Small violas, lush and beautiful.
I wasn't sure if this Astilbe would survive the winter, but it did and it's looking great!
The Delphinium is loving all the warm weather! I can't wait to see the beautiful blue spikes of flowers!
Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do!
Raspberry vines are growing strong next to an old metal storage shed. These things multiply like crazy! I think there will be more jelly in my future!
A small bed of Iris getting ready to bloom.
The Trumpet Vines are leafing out. Soon they'll be growing all over the place!
Another big Hosta. Can you tell I like Hosta?
The Lady's Mantle continues to grow.
A few of the Iris that are blooming. These are closer to the house.
Another gorgeous Columbine. The color is a deep, deep maroon. I let it self seed every year.