"What potent blood hath modest May."
Ralph W. Emerson
|Ferns are carpeting the forest floor.|
|The grass is getting tall and the underbrush is filling out and making it hard to get through the woods.|
|The Sensitive ferns are unfurled and the violets are still blooming.|
|I love the way this fern is unfurling.|
|Here is a Cinnamon fern opening. By next week, I'm sure they will be so full and tall they will hide the forest floor.|
|Canadian May Flower is starting to bloom....finally!|
A little of the woodland garden
|I mulched the garden this morning.|
|A lovely Anemone that I purchased at the plant sale last Saturday.|
Some pictures of the big garden
|For-get-me-nots are still going strong! A lovely cloud of blue....|
|The Miniature Iris' have bloomed better than ever before.|
|Pink Campion is still blooming as well! It's been weeks.|
|Cat Mint is growing up and around this little pile of rocks.|
|Another picture of the chair because I like it!|
Wow! It's the middle of May already.....time is flying by but the weather isn't warming much. It has gotten into the 70's F but not often. It's prone to go into the high 30's F at night....brrrr. It does make for pleasant weather to work in the garden, though.
I was very excited to go down back and see what was growing by the brook. The cool weather must be slowing blooming down because there's nothing new,,,,,,I take that back.....except for a few Canadian Mayflower and the grass is taller.
The woodland garden has plants developing blossoms that I'm not familiar with....I can hardly wait to see what they are! I'm sure they are volunteers from the time I got plants from the native plant gardener.
I've spent a lot of time thinning the big garden. It was (and still is) loaded with Campion and Forget-me-nots as well as a couple others I'm yet to identify. I have about 20 pots of Campion along with 30 more of various other plants that have spread too far. I'm giving them to the local historical society for their plant sale......it's a great way to get rid of my collection of empty pots. Admit it...you have a collection of them, too!!
Today, I'm grateful to the Lord for flowers......they bring me so much joy!
Happy Gardening, Flower Freak