early May garden
So, I've not been here on my blog for quite a while, very busy with my artwork. But I do go out and garden almost every day, and listen to the songs of swallows and blackbirds.
My Salix Caprea greeting dawn in the early morning light.
This group of daisies in the grass had pink edges before opening.
Mickey Mouse tulips close up for the night, opening every morning.
The weather stayed cool for quite a long time this spring, so this year the tulips stayed lovely much longer than usual.
Wallflowers blooming with forget-me-nots underneath.
By the back door are oxalis and flax growing in a broken half of a bonsai pot. Succulents in a pot I made long ago. And parsley for easy picking for sandwiches and cooking.
In front of the house, a self seeded stock has decided to wedge itself into the tarmac.
Soon, the columbine will be blooming.
This columbine sits in a bed of woodruff.
In the peppermint woods at the bottom of the garden grows a lovely telima. Hopefully it will soon be joined by some field poppies.
A dark cloud appeared one day, giving the landscape an eerie atmosphere. The contorted hazel adds some mystery.
Some early poppies have appeared during the warm weather of late. A yellow Welsh poppy opens its first bloom.
An oriental poppy arising from its winter slumber.
A laughing pansy grew itself in the strawberry bed.
And violas in the rose and herb garden outside my kitchen window. They grow themselves there just for my pleasure. I let violas and pansies grow wherever they like, they are my favorite flower.
I'll be gone for 2 weeks, it's time to fix up my Mom's garden for the summer. I need a nice break, and will catch up on my needlework too. Below is a cross-stitch by me, called "Silvia Gardens"
Unfortunately, I won't be home to do Carol's Monthly bloomday for May. I'll take pics of my flowers as soon as I'm back though. And I'll have a chance to visit everyone's blog then too, sorry I haven't visited lately... See you!