Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May Garden Blogger's Day

May is the month of the iris in my garden. Although our warm March started everything early, the cool April seemed to slow things down so now they're blooming at about the right time. Most of my iris are bearded iris. I do have a patch of Siberian iris, but those are still in bud.

This last one is new this year --I love the color, and I'm hoping it will form a clump in a few years.

Also blooming are garlic chives,

and lots of native columbine. I also have a songbird columbine that I planted last year, but it is still very small, with just one flower stem.

Last year I planted a clematis, which is the third I've tried and the first that's been successful. Now that I know where they will grow in my garden, I think I'll be adding other colors.

I also uncovered a sphinx moth waiting out the heat of the day in a pile of mulch. I got a few photos before it's wings had dried and it could fly away.

Thanks to Carol for hosting!


  1. aloha,

    thanks for the tour, i loved all the iris in your garden especially that blue/purple gem - wow!

  2. I'm a sucker for irises and will eventually add a stand of them somewhere in my yard. Your purpley ones are gorgeous.