We’ve been having a lot of May showers but that hasn’t slowed down the flowers a bit. New blooms….the day lilies are starting to come on strong and by the next week or so should be making quite a show. The Asiatic lilies are just ready to burst out and make the carport look like a wall of flame on one side. Stokesia has lots of bloom heads and one has decided to bloom before the rest – I love the shaggy blue flower. My salad garden pots look wonderful and have been giving me radishes, lettuce, spinach. The big garden has lots of tomatoes setting on and a few little zucchinis that will need harvested in the next day or so. The white clematis on the front corner is really showing off. The miniature rose was my father’s and it just keeps doing better each year with no help from me. The pink rose is an old one that has been moved at least four times and I think may have reverted to original stock. But it is pretty and I can see it from my studio windows.
We have baby wrens and chickadees and bluebirds. Lots of purple martins in the purple martin apartment houses and one set who decided to be antisocial and have nested up under the carport. Cardinals and blue jays abound and some goldfinch are still hanging around. Hummingbirds are back and we’ve spotted painted and indigo buntings. And of course SQUIRRELS!
Enjoy the blooms!