This is a crazy time of year for me so I take solitude in my spring blooming gardens to find some peace of mind and quiet time. My garden is my sanctuary and I thank everyday for it. It is May and the gardens are alive with color. It is time for another Garden Blogger's Bloom Day hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens and there is much to see. Come along and walk with me.
|Spirea 'Goldmound', Heuchera, Hosta, Ajuga and Nepeta (foreground)|
The Nepeta 'Walker's Low' which I planted just last spring has grown into these wonderful robust clumps and I am anticipating quite a show in just a few weeks.
Along the rock of the waterfall Sedum 'Aurea' groundcover are brightening up the garden. It grows in the tiniest of cracks in between the rock and thrives there.
|Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'|
The Ajuga reptans is now in full bloom and livens up the shadier area of the garden with its vibrant 6-8 inch high carpet of blue.
Traditional Azalea light up the garden with their bright fuchsia blooms.
|Perennial Garden (Shadier Area)|
Here is another view of the perennial garden showing hosta, ajuga and nepeta.
The Lamb's Ear is sporting its new silvery-white foliage against the green of the rest of the garden and has taken up residence for years along the edge of the perennial border.
|Perennial Garden (Sun)|
Here is the full sun perennial garden. Just a couple of weeks ago all that was blooming were the hyacinth and crocus bulbs and now the garden is completely filled in with lilies, astilbe, hosta, salvia and lamb's ear. I can't wait for everything to start blooming but for now I am enjoying all the new foliage!
|Spirea Double Play 'Big Bang'|
New to the garden this spring is my new Spirea Double Play. I can already tell you I love this plant! It has already put on a foliage color show turning from orange to yellow and I am anticipating the very large pink blooms that will be produced throughout the summer.