Kansas Country Garden
|Poppies and iris are a May delight.
|Vivid orange poppies, Papaver orientale.
|Lily-of-the-Valley, Convallaria majalis, are tiny, but so lovely.
Weeds are growing too and must be pulled.
Lawns are tough taskmasters demanding frequent mowing.
Houseplants and succulents can finally be moved outside.
In the vegetable garden asparagus and rhubarb are ready to harvest.
|White iris contrast with the orange poppies.
Everywhere there is a profusion of flowers. Poppies, iris, centaurea, columbine and lily-of-the-valley rejoice in the jubilation that is spring.
|Columbine, Aquilegia. is such a unique and elegant flower.
|I have not seen this plant (Centaurea dealbata) in many other gardens.
|Frilly and elegant, this plant usually gives me only a few blooms each year.
There is a graduation to travel to and attend. These are all wonderful things. Although some moms are known to get a little weepy at graduations.
Meanwhile, regular life consisting of eating, sleeping, working and keeping a reasonably clean house continues.
|Such a lovely iris, the flower is smaller than most.
|A clump of iris can be placed almost anywhere.
May is like an extravagant ice cream sundae with lots of toppings. Three scoops? Yes! Chocolate? Yes! Caramel? Yes! Whipped cream? Yes! A cherry on top? Yes! It mounds up higher and higher in deliciousness.
This, my friends, is May, a most wonderful time of the year.
|Snowball Bush, viburnum is must-have in my garden:
|This is an old-fashioned plant transplanted from a very old garden. Can you help me identify it?
|I love the true blue flax, Linum usitatissimum.
|If I had to pick a favorite iris, this one would be it.