Oh joyful month of May that is bringing the garden back to life in leaps and bounds. Our deep-south sunshine has lovingly warmed the soil giving all growing things a nice spurt of fullness they lacked even a couple weeks ago.
And NOW ... a quick mini-tour with some glimpses from the May garden.
Gaillardia pulchella, Indian Blanket from seed in the veggie garden... and so many other places as well.
From the circle garden looking southeast.
It's finally feeling like the post-winter garden has arrived and we are on our way to maturity once again. Thank you, spring, for your always faithful urging.
Butterflies are everywhere once again. It didn't take them long to find an early-spring-planted butterfly garden as the result of more sod-removal in the back.
Daylilies are blooming in the morning sun and happy with the filtered light under one of the Natchez Crapes in the back garden.
Low-lying container plants have filled out located in the front border that surrounds one of the oak tree 'islands'.
Stokes' Aster is blooming in the native garden.
And for all my Florida friends.
Every spring also brings the Eastern Lubber grasshoppers that endeavor to chew every living morsel before it has a chance to enjoy life. Caught this guy (so innocent looking) morphing to his larger, and even more destructive stage.
This one will never eat again, mind you. Just had to get the photo first.
The entrance to the tropical garden with a view of the butterfly garden across the pathway in the center background. As of spring 2010, almost the entirety of the southeast side of the back garden is lawn-less.
The backside of the wildflower garden with the tropical pathway in the background.
It is so good to have the Queen Emma crinums back with their ginormous leaves of deep magenta next to the tropical pathway.
Container plants in the back garden so pleased with the steady warmth.