Garden Tour – May

So here we are in May. This will be a quick tour as Joe and I were away much of the month. 🙂

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Enjoying an afternoon beer in Lisbon
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Bom dia!

But, whether we’re here or not, the gardens keep growing. So, first, the front yard… it is time for columbine!

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The front garden at its best… except for the phlox.

You can see that the phlox is fading somewhat, and at least three colors of columbine are in bloom–purple, hot pink, and coral. I’m pretty sure there is a solid yellow variety in there somewhere, but it’s obviously shy.

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The hosta is also making an appearance. Here in the front yard, it snuggles in with a lovely red weigela.

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Finally, to top things off and add a little interest, here are a few pots of annuals near the front entrance.

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Almost caught up… next is June! This time, the backyard gets its time in the spotlight: lilies, herbs, butterflies, and veggies. See you then!

Garden Tour – April

So, a little backtracking…. here we are in early April:

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The pear garden… looks a little bleak.

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And here is mid-April:

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Greener and greener… and phlox!
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Bleeding hearts
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Compass plant
wisteria
New kid on the block… wisteria
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fern
Japanese fern
blue flower
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coral bells
Coral bells
cilantro
Cilantro!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And finally, late April:

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This is when you catch the phlox at its best. The pear garden is relatively under control at this point–a few daffodils still swaying here and there, and the wild woods violets haven’t yet made their move to take over the world. As we start to think about vegetables, Joe has the idea to plant a few yellow squash and zucchini in this garden; so we clear some space around the phlox for four new plants.IMG_0992

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pear garden late april

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add a little mulch, and things are looking pretty good! The columbine is especially beautiful…

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Next month: hosta, a few pots, and more columbine!