“Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.” ~Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
It’s been a busy time in the flower and veggie garden. Trying to pace myself so I don’t overdo it, I am still slowly weeding the front garden, and planting containers and beds for the veg garden. And while the veg garden is just getting under way, the flowers are still bursting out all over.
I thought I would highlight the beginning of the next wave of blooms in my garden, and some of my personal favorites. The dwarf bearded irises, pictured above, start off the irises. I await the amazing display of taller irises to come this week.
My pansies finally started blooming. I started these from seed in early February. I am sure I will have more photos of these favorite annuals for spring.
I have one old-fashioned lilac that still gives me about a dozen blooms as it has been so neglected.
I snipped off several lilac blooms, and added some Brunnera flowers (pictured here) for a vase.
I love the effect of these pale blues against the white.
Such a romantic pairing I had not tried before, but it has become a favorite.
More ground covers are blooming. This is a miniature Ajuga.
I snipped some of the dwarf blue iris, ajuga and some pink lamium flowers.
Placed these in my Mother-in-law’s Cosmos china pattern tea cup.
A perfect cup of miniature flowers placed on my maternal grandmother’s old sewing machine, and next to the welcome sign I gave to my MIL, that is now in my home.
As May ends, and June begins, I will be busy in the garden, and taking care of a few personal projects. So I may not be get back to comments and read blogs as regularly as I would like in the coming weeks. I hope you understand.
What’s happening in your May garden as this glorious month ends?
The latest edition of RURAL on-line magazine is out for spring. The spring edition is aptly named, Replenish. I have a poem, and couple of meadow pictures in this edition (snapshot below). You can now buy a print copy as well as view it free on-line soon. If you would like to order a print copy, you can do so here.
I am joining Cathy@Rambling in the Garden for her wonderful In A Vase on Monday meme. The pictures shared here were created with my iPod Touch camera and two free apps, Pixlr and Prisma.
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