The skies opened and blessed us with rain today, nearly all day long. It was a great day for just sitting on the porch, watching the much needed showers, and relaxing in the cool fresh air. Between drizzles, I strolled around the garden and found the plants looking as refreshed as I felt. This desert rose enjoys water as much as any plant, but it will defoliate, if over watered.
Hydrangeas are beginning to bloom...a beautiful blue. I don't think it's possible to give them too much water, they're heavy drinkers.
May is the month for Confederate Jasmine, and I look forward to it's arrival every year. Not so much for the flower, although it is lovely, but for that fragrance that makes you want to linger in the garden.
I have over a hundred feet of Jasmine vine, used as a living privacy fence, alongside my driveway. These plants run the gamut of full sun to complete shade and thrive nonetheless.
Gardenias also bloom in May, and perfume the garden with their wonderful scent.
'Valentine's Day' Rose is blooming by the front gate.
Glorius May, she also brings Agapanthus blooms! Every where these are planted, they are just full of buds...it's going to be great year for blue in the garden.
The blues will go perfect with this yellow 'Lemon' daylily...
Back in the shade gardens, my Devil's Backbone is blooming.
Blooms are an added bonus, I always liked this plant before I even knew it could bloom.
Inside and outside the gazebo, Jackmanii clematis is blooming.
I hope your gardens are filled with blooms during this wonderful month of May. Happy gardening.