A Kansas Country Garden-Second Week of May

After the frenzy of flowers passes--poppies, iris, peonies and iris with their blooms abbreviated in the unseasonably warm spring temperatures, the garden takes a collective breath and rests for a bit before summer brings new blooms. Its been a tough week in the garden. The army worms have done definite damage. We did some selective spraying to save a few choice plants, but will accept some losses. Something has damaged the some of the iris, with leaves gnawed off at the base. Army worms? Or something else? I'm not sure. Its a bit of a mystery why certain plants were attacked while others of the same variety in other locations were not. We'll see what the next weeks bring. 

Flower in bloom now seem peaceful and calm.

These lovely purple flowers with bell shaped petals have spread over the years.
This miniature rose is called "The Fairy".
A pocket of color.
Purple and pink makes a pretty combination.
The Star Onion, Allium christophii, adds interest to the garden even after it finishes blooming.
Coriander or Cilantro in bloom has a lovely scent and attracts butterflies and bees.

Sedum is grown mostly for its foliage as a ground cover, but it does have a pretty bloom.
Blue larkspur reminds me of my mother who gave me my first plants. You only need to plant them once as they reseed prolifically.
Something edible in the Garden
The mulberries have begun to ripen.
Birds in the Garden
Edna, our guinea has been faithfully sitting on her nest for several weeks. She rarely leaves it now and is not eating much so we think the eggs may be close to hatching. Good luck, Edna!


  1. Bev,
    I love your gardens! I would love to take a walk thru them with a glass of sweet tea with lemon and breathe deeply. In lieu of that, these pictures are breathtaking! Thank you for sharing them with us!


  2. Dana, stop by! Just remember the glory of the camera is all that you can crop out!


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