Here is a view of seating area in the back garden. The snowball tree is finishing it's blooms. This is my favorite place to be after a day at work.
Meanwhile, in the front gardens, the side strip of early spring blooms finds the hellebores begging for a trim.
My absolute favorite bloom in May, is my heirloom peony. It reminds me of the peony my Oma (Dutch grandmother) used to grow. It has the sweetest scent and is so 'unfussy' for a peony. Usually I have delphinium blooming behind it..but sadly this year, the plant was attacked by slugs before I could come to the rescue.
Aquilegia are the main players of the May garden. My personal favorites are the yellow ones, but I love them all. Their dainty blooms dance in the spring breezes. I love yellow columbines so much that I have two new plants to cram - err, find a spot for - in the gardens.
|NOID Yellow Aquilega|
|NOID white aquilegia|
|Aquilegia 'Red Clementine'|
|Aquilegia 'Leprechaun Gold'|
Spanish lavender is brightening up the back gardens. It does not provide scent, but it has great form and color.
|Phygelius Funfare Wine|
|Geranium 'Max Frei'|