03 May 2010

Blooming in May

Greetings from my garden home,
Let's wander around and see what is blooming, I am really not a yellow flower person but it seems that in Early May that is what is blooming here.Or are those blooms?  Well what we think are blossoms are really leaves because this is a spurge, one of those plants  like the poinsettia that actually has tiny little blooms and what appears to be yellow blossoms are actually bracts, which surround the tiny little flowers. It is only beginning to show its color.
Then here is where I enjoyed my coffee today. My poor husband, with this early spring he has lost me to the garden a month early. It's not my fault honey, honest!
 This is one side of my garden room. The space is approximately 25 x 40 ft and surrounded by a 6 ft stockade fence, unfortunately we are only 8 ft from the road so the fence helps make for a very private sanctuary where we spend lots of time.
 Since I am in the process of removing the Monarda, I thought I would show you what this exact space looked like last year on the 4th of July.

There is a small deck and a slider that opens into this space from our kitchen so everyone enjoys this space.I love my garden room and have been working on it since 1996, before then it was a wasted side yard too close to the road to use at all, but now we have trees, bushes, herbs and lots of flowers and once in a while dinners, parties and grandkids learning about nature and gardening.

 To see what is blooming at some of the other flower gardens around the world, click the Bloomin Tuseday and visit Jean who has the list of everyone that is participating today.    Enjoy your day.I'll be in the garden!  Sincerely Meg

18 comments:

perennialgardener said...

Ooh that border with the birdbath & Daffs blooming is gorgeous! :)

Darla said...

Your gardens are so beautiful!!! Love the Monarda.

Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful gardens and I just love your yard. You sure have done a lot to it.

Paula said...

I love the daffodil and bird bath garden - excited to watch it grow this season! Paula from Idaho

Alea said...

The spurge is fascinating! I don't think I have seen one before.

Suzanne said...

Love your birdbaths tucked amongst your beautiful flowers.

Jean said...

What a perfect use of wasted space! Lovely area! I have some spurge but didn't know about it. Tahnks for the info. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! Jean

Cottage Rose said...

OH what a beautiful garden area you have... I can see why you love to be out there...... have a wonderful week.

Hugs;
Alaura

pamsenglishgarden said...

You have a lovely garden! Why are you removing the monarda, I wonder? That bed looks perfect to me.

Becca's Dirt said...

Good morning Meg. Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. I love your idea about maybe some small trees in my vacant space. Someone else mentioned a pond with a walk thru garden. Maybe this and a tree. Thanks. Have a good day.

pamsenglishgarden said...

Meg - Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog. I posted the following answer to your question there: There are several hydrangeas that work in your zone, such as 'Pink Diamond'. However, I find them a bit slow growing if you want to hide a fence. Therefore, maybe you could put a clematis on a trellis up your fence. Good luck with this project. Pam

Gatsbys Gardens said...

I enjoyed looking at your lovely garden. I also garden in a very small space, challenging but fun to be up close and personal with our plants.

Eileen

Antique ART Garden said...

Your blog looks great, beautiful photos, I enjoyed it very much, take care, Gina

Anonymous said...

The garden is beautiful! Have a wonderful Mother's Day! Love, your BFF.

Lea said...

Meg,
My straw hat is off to you dear friend. You just have such a knack... and GREEN THUMB! I have to ask... why are you removing the scarlet bee balm and HOW did you get it to grow SOOOOOOOOO TALL?
TEACH ME!
PLEASE

Rebecca said...

We, too, live close to the road -- a busy road. Our porch is sort of a buffer and we have some interesting landscaping between the porch and front sidewalk, but no privacy. The back yard has become OUR haven. It, however, is large, so we are creating "rooms". Yours is SO peaceful and inviting!

Spring has turned VERY cold on us here. Even the sun has difficulty warming up the air. I wanted to finish my book in the sun, but it was just TOO chilly!

Paula said...

Your blooms are so bright and cheery! Thaks for sharing, Paula in Idaho

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What a lovely garden. I love the Lamb's ears edging the bed. Love their fuzzy leaves.
Also welcome to Blotanical.