May 15, 2010
GARDEN BLOGGERS' BLOOM DAY-MAY-BE
This May finds me lawn-less at last. I thought it was a small patch of lawn until I started digging it up. Then I had to pull out countless tree roots and dig out the periwinkle that crept in from next door. I gathered enough rootings to plant the entire space, which saved me a bundle as they're around $35 a flat now. All this done during my little Sweet Pea's nap time. It doesn't look good now but it has a long season to grow and should fill in nicely by Fall. Can't wait until Spring to see my new blue-flowering periwinkle lawn.
May has confused itself with April and we've been saturated these past few days with up to 4 inches in suburban areas. That's more than the average total for the month.
The fragrant Korean dwarf lilac is in bloom as are the 'Lorelei ' iris. The orange iris would've been opened if we'd had more sunshine but its been Irish weather all week.
The gorgeous white snowball viburnum that belongs to my neighbor flows over into my garden and leaves its sweet fragrance. The Forget-me-nots have appeared and so have the Dianthus from last year. My Christmas Poinsettia survived as you can see in the photo above. Some deep purple pansies love the recent cool weather and have hung on longer than expected.
Visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens to see what's blooming around the U S of A.
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