Tuesday, May 15, 2012

What's Blooming: May

It's Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! Here's what's growing and blooming in my new garden this month:

The Iris are in full bloom. I planted some Impatiens in the foreground and now I'm just waiting to see how the rest will fill in.

So many Hostas - some of them quite beautiful! These are backed by Astilbe against the wall. The Astilbe have lots of buds on them. I'm curious to see what color they are!

The ferns look fantastic in these containers. The two on the left are Ostrich Ferns (Matteuccia struthiopteris) and the one on the right is Cinnamon Fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum) which emerges later than the others.

Curb appeal! This garden is in the lower corner of the front yard, right along the sidewalk. Behind the Hostas are Coral Bells, Barberry and purple Iris.

In the front sidewalk garden, I just recently planted Butterfly Gaura (Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'), Salvia nemorosa 'May Night' and Coreopsis.

Many thanks to Carol over at May Dreams Gardens for hosting the monthly Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.  


  1. aloha,

    wow that front garden is great, it really does have great curb appeal, i would stop in my tracks if i walked in your neighborhood :)

  2. Don't you love the garden in May? Yours looks lush and lovely. The ferns look so serene in their shady nook. Happy Bloom Day.

  3. hi kate! i've been meaning to check up on you, glad to see you're still doing bloom day posts. i'm sure you're life has changed so much since i saw you in seattle. not sure if you'll be in asheville or not, but i sure hope so. your garden looks amazing... love those dark purple irises. all the best to you & your family :) andrea


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