The May Garden

This morning I took an early morning stroll through my garden. Please come with me and enjoy the highlights of the garden in May.

Years ago we transplanted this Doublefile Viburnum to the front yard. Each May it is abundant with beautiful white flowers.

Years ago we transplanted this Doublefile Viburnum to the front yard. Each May it is abundant with beautiful white flowers.

Globes of Purple Sensation Allium never fail to delight.

The globes of Purple Sensation Allium never fail to delight.

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Tulip Maureen is late blooming; I love the fresh contrast of white against green.

English Bluebells accentuate the bed behind the urn.

English Bluebells accentuate the bed behind the urn.

The scarlet blooms of the Tree Peony are a lovely contrast to a Doublefile Viburnum.

The scarlet blooms of the Tree Peony are a lovely contrast to a Doublefile Viburnum.

 Corydalis, with fern-like foliage and dainty yellow flowers along with Japanese Forest Grass soften the stone steps.

Corydalis, with fern-like foliage and dainty yellow flowers along with the golden hue of Japanese Forest Grass soften the stone steps.

Each new gardening season brings the delight of anticipating garden gifts:

 Corydalis reseeded itself in the stone walls.

The Corydalis reseeded itself in the stone walls.

Columbine plants growing in the garden below now grow on top of the stone patio.

Columbine plants growing in the garden below now grow on top of the stone patio.

Japanese Painted Fern: a beautiful contrast to the gray stone wall.

Japanese Painted Fern: a beautiful contrast to the gray stone wall.

A garden gift for you:
xxoo

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  22 comments for “The May Garden

  1. May 26, 2015 at 3:29 am

    Hi Ellen, your May garden is lovely. That viburnum is absolutely gorgeous. Is it fragrant?

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    • May 26, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      Hi Mimi,
      The viburnum does not have a scent, but it does last a long time as a cut flower in a vase. πŸ™‚

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  2. Shirley
    May 26, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Your spring garden is lovely my dear friend and it looks like it is full of promise for the coming summer season.

    Hugs,

    Shirley

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  3. Terrie Walsh
    May 26, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Just beautiful Ted. It really has matured over the years……..

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    • May 26, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      It is amazing how much it has grown, compared to when the gardens were first planted. πŸ™‚

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  4. Elaine
    May 27, 2015 at 12:56 am

    What beautiful pictures of your gardens. Thanks

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  5. May 27, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    So relaxing, thanks for the pictures!

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  6. May 29, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    I can just imagine the wonderful smells in your garden. Very beautiful.

    One of your earlier posts inspired me to add a statue in my (very modest) garden. I’m very happy with the end result and looking forward to the plants – coleus – to fill in. Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

    I love how the Corydalis has started to drift across the stone wall. It looks lovely.

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    • May 29, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      I’m happy you were inspired to add the statue; creating a lovely picture with the coleus. πŸ™‚
      The Corydalis is a plant that reseeds itself in many places; it comes out easily if I don’t want it in a spot, its roots are shallow. I too love the look of it covering the wall.

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  7. May 29, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Lovely & peaceful!

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    • May 30, 2015 at 10:26 am

      Thank-you Cindy! I want you to know I enjoy following your blog; I love your beautiful photographs and your writing. πŸ™‚

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  8. June 6, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    I specially like the viburnum

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    • June 7, 2015 at 10:51 am

      Thank you for commenting on my blog. πŸ™‚
      The viburnum is a lovely plant. I love cutting the branches and bringing them inside for vases; the flowers last a long time.

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  9. June 6, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Hi! Such a lovely garden. Wish it was mine πŸ™‚
    Greetings from Norway

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    • June 7, 2015 at 10:59 am

      So happy you are able to enjoy my gardens even though you are so far away.
      Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog. πŸ™‚

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  10. June 7, 2015 at 12:05 am

    Lovely photos.

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    • June 7, 2015 at 11:02 am

      I am glad you like them.
      I enjoyed doing your photo challenge on vivid.
      Thank you for leaving a comment. πŸ™‚

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  11. March 4, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Your garden is gorgeous. I love the viburnum.

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    • March 4, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Thank you Lynda,
      We don’t live in CT anymore; we moved to SC. I’m starting over creating gardens. It is slow going but I am hopeful. πŸ™‚

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