It’s that time of the month when Garden Bloggers from all over the world get together and share what’s blooming in their gardens. May is the month for Roses and Peonies. I have three Peony plants in my garden, 2 of which I’ve identified as ‘Sarah Bernhardt’. The third looks like ‘Karl Rosenfeld’, but I could be wrong. Most of my unknown Roses came from Grandma’s former apartment garden before she moved in with us. The Red Rose I believe was inherited with the house. It’s been moved a few times over the years.
This white Astilbe has long since lost it’s id but is the earliest bloomer amongst all the ones I own. It reminds me of sparklers on the fourth of July. Achillea or Yarrow is great for filling in the bare spots. I love the ferny foliage as well as the blooms. ‘Jethro Tull’ was a new addition last May to the garden. It is the easiest one I’ve ever grown and the two small plants I purchased were divided into four plants this spring. Can’t wait to spread it around a bit more. Grandma’s Daisies are happily blooming at the moment. This is a early variety and the flowers are much smaller than the typical Shastas.
Alliums are amongst my favorite perennials for the garden. This past fall I added this white variety along with Purple Sensation which is still blooming as well. I couldn’t imagine my garden without the vertical interest that Clematis provide in the spring and fall. Niobe is my favorite since it repeat blooms right up till frost. I’ve grown Bearded & Dutch Irises for years, but the Siberian Iris is a new addition. It was added in the spring of 08′, but this second season it has been more prolific with blooms. To see what’s blooming in other gardens all over the world or to join in this month please visit our gracious host Carol at May Dreams Gardens.