Welcome to my Garden!
It's the month of May, a time in the garden when more blooms are appearing everyday. With temperatures now moderating into the 70's and low 80's and with some nighttime rains, the garden is coming alive with color. Join me for a stroll in my zone 7a Long Island garden!
|Allium 'Globemaster' Making its Appearance!|
The first stop along the way is the pool garden, where Allium 'Globemaster' is blooming among the foliage of Daylily 'Stella D Oro', which will bloom in June. A mature weeping Norway Spruce is in the backdrop.
The blooms of this Allium are magnificent and will reach up to four to five inches in diameter when fully open.
|Pulmonaria and Heuchera 'Caramel'|
In the back shade area, Pulmonaria has been blooming for months and is now joined by the newly formed vibrant foliage of Heuchera 'Caramel'.
Here are the Pulmonaria blooms up close.
|Salvia 'May Night'|
The blooms of Salvia 'May Night' are a vibrant deep purple in springtime.
|Weeping Norway Spruce, Spirea 'Limemound' and Allium 'Globemaster'|
Circling back around to the pool garden is the bright lime colored foliage of Spirea 'Limemound' against the darker green foliage of Weeping Norway Spruce, with Allium 'Globemaster to the left.
|Weigela 'My Monet'|
The pink blooms of Weigela 'My Monet' are abundant this time of year.
|Weeping Norway Spruce, Nandina 'Obsession' and Ajuga|
Along the patio garden is a younger Weeping Norway Spruce with the colorful foliage of Nandina 'Obsession' and blooms of Ajuga 'Black Scallop'.
|Ajuga 'Black Scallop'|
Here is a closer view of the purple blooms of the Ajuga.
|Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken' (Cherry Laurel )|
In the shade garden, Cherry Laurel 'Otto Luyken' is having a banner year as far as blooms!
|A Little Garden Whimsy|
Along the stroll is a little garden whimsy tucked in among the shrubs and blooms.
|Peony 'Bartzella' Buds!|
Peony 'Bartzella' is full of buds and ready to bloom within the next two weeks. This hybrid Peony stands upright and produces bright yellow blooms at the end of May.
|Peony 'Bartzella' Getting Ready to Bloom!|
|Azalea 'Girards Fuschia' and Japanese Forest Grass|
The Japanese Forest Grass does well nestled under the partial shade of the Azalea.
|Azalea Girard's Rose|
In the same garden are a variety of evergreen Azalea, including this Girard's Rose.
|'Summer Snowflake' Viburnum|
Here is Viburnum 'Summer Snowflake' with the first of its white blooms, which resemble snowflakes. This variety of Viburnum produces blooms on and off throughout summer and into fall.
Foliage is important too! Here is the attractive green and creamy-white foliage of Hosta 'Patriot'...
and in the driveway border is the golden foliage of Skyland's Oriental Spruce and Hinoki Cypress 'Verdoni', along with Mugo Pine, Weigela Spilled Wine (getting ready to bloom) and the bluish-purple blooms of Nepeta 'Walker's Low'.
|Picea orientalis Skyland's ('Skyland's' Oriental Spruce)|
The Skyland's Spruce is loaded with baby seed cones this time of year.
There is new foliage and blooms everywhere, including the new red foliage and white bell-shaped blooms on Leucothoe 'Axillaris'.
As we venture along to the left driveway border, Weeping Norway Spruce is accompanied by Heuchera 'Palace Purple', Spirea 'Magic Carpet', Blue Star Juniper and Variegated Iris.
The foliage of Spirea 'Magic Carpet' is striking, especially in springtime, with pink blooms to follow.
|Thanks for Visiting!|
I hope you enjoyed the stroll through my May garden. I appreciate you being here, look forward to your comments and enjoy seeing what you have blooming where you live! Special thanks go out to our hostess Carol at May Dreams Gardens, who makes it possible to see blooms on the 15th of every month with her meme Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. Also, special thanks to Pam Penick at Digging who had hosted Foliage Follow-Up, a meme I will continue to honor. I am also linking with some other wonderful hosts and hostesses at Floral Friday Fotos, Friday Bliss at Floral Passions, Macro Monday 2, Mosaic Monday at Letting Go of the Bay Leaf, Nature Notes at Rambling Woods, Image-in-ing weekly photo share every Tuesday with NC Sue and Gardens Galore Link Up Party every other Monday with Everyday Living. I am also happy to join the Weekly Photo Link-Up at My Corner of the World on Wednesdays and Garden Affair at Jaipur Garden. Wishing all a wonderful spring with gardens that thrive!
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