Observations and Iris In Early May

Thunder rumbles in the distant night after a nice spring day. There was a brief shower early this morning and then the sun peeked in and out. Temperatures are warming and the garden quickly has become more lush and full, a very different garden than just a few days ago.

Northern Border

Northern Border

Echinacea and Canna are emerging.

Tender young foliage weaves in and out offering strong textural and color contrasts, although they are more observed than actually planned.

The Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’ is blooming. (Certain plants are difficult to photograph and this is one.)

Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'

Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’

Only a few flowers are present so far in this massive planting of Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion).

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)

The highlight of the garden is the Irises, now in full bloom.

15 thoughts on “Observations and Iris In Early May

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      The irises were soaked. Raindrops have been ubiquitous this spring. For weeks it’s been cool and rainy, but today should be nice.

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  1. Pauline

    Your garden is way ahead of ours here and looking really beautiful . Your iris are fabulous, they have such beautiful flowers don’t they and show that summer isn’t far away for you. I like your drift of Aquilegia canadensis, really pretty.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you Pauline. I’m trying to enjoy every moment of the iris show. The Aquilegia has given a great display this year–almost time to cut it back.

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  2. Christina

    your weather is the mirror of ours; warm sunny days interspersed with long showers is making the garden look so full. What a shame we aren’t neighbours so that we could share are different Irises. Yours are lovely. Christina

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Donna, the irises have been such a treat this year. Glad you like them. It took several months to get the weeds out and mulch spread in winter and early spring. Now I need to try to stay on top of them. Susie

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  3. Alberto

    Hi Susie! I LOVE all your irises and the new header looks just right. That white huge iris with the blue pot behind are a great feature. Your garden has really grown quickly in only one week!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks very much Alberto! The irises have done exceptionally well this year. I usually keep that blue pot indoors and just moved it out for the little garden tour, but I do like it outside too.

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