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Hello lovely friends! We have had a week of beautiful weather with cooler temps and lower humidity…perfect for working in the garden! The rain was great for all of my plants, but it was also great for the growth of weeds. I spent Monday afternoon weeding, but still have more to do. I guess you never get finished in a garden, there is always something to do! Grab your cuppa and join me in the May garden.
Our bronze statue is the focal point of the garden. I have had so many ask where I found it. It was sourced locally and was a part of our front landscape for many years. It is actually a fountain, but my Renaissance Man was tired of cleaning and trying to maintain it! So now it just serves as a statue. On the other side of the statue is my cutting garden where I have intensia blueberry phlox in bloom. Several varieties of zinnias were planted from seed and this year I planted My Love Gladiolus bulbs for the first time. All of the glads are up and most of the zinnias!
Pentas is a wonderful container plant and is also one of the best pollinator-attracting plants. Its clusters of star-like blooms make a great landing pad for butterflies and hummingbirds. Pentas is heat tolerant and provides a burst of color where needed in the garden.
My Renaissance Man decided to add a small flower bed next to the driveway this spring. He placed our old cast iron planter as the focal point. There isn’t much to show you except mulch, but he has planted dahlias and peonies. I hope to have dahlias blooming this summer.
The sunshine ligustrums are one of my favorites in our garden. Their golden foliage intensifies in the sunlight and offers brilliant foliage color all year!
…vibrant spring foliage accented by clusters of pinkish-purplish flowers, cools to a yellowish green in summer then a rich, yellowish-orange in fall.
A rusty iron tuteur stands in the rear of the garden. With all of the rain, you can see it is almost time for the first hay cutting. Sunflowers have been planted behind the fence, hopefully the deer won’t be munching on them as an appetizer!
Early evening as the sun begins to set is my favorite time in the garden. Mornings are for working the garden, but evenings are for enjoying a meal or just relaxing! Thank you for your visits and the sweet comments you leave. Wishing you all a joy-filled day and weekend!
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