Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May showers also bring May flowers...

I know why Carol of May Dreams Gardens dreams of May.  We've had just that kind of May this year.  Full of sunshine AND rain - giving all our parched gardens a good long drink before the relentless summer takes its toll. Garden bloggers around the globe join Carol on the 15th of each month to share what's blooming in their gardens.  Come take a stroll with me and see what catches my eye in the garden today.
This beautiful ditch lily, a passalong from Lori, of Gardener of Good and Evil, who literally dug it up from a ditch in Wisconsin and brought it back to me in a bucket in the back seat of her car.  That's true gardening friendship!
Some short little zinnias that are filling in small spaces in my cottage-style front path bed.
Wine cups in full force in my rock path-thats-no-longer-a-path because of the wine cup!
I'm not wild about the pineapple guava tree itself - rather boring foliage.  But these little blooms are to die for.
I'm always in awe of lamb's ears blooms - they are so low and so understated and then their blooms shoot straight into the sky and make the boldest of statements.
One of my absolute favorite salvias, indigo spires, reaches out it's long, lanky plumes.
If you think I'm in love with the pineapple guava blooms - this one knocks my socks off.  It's a Mexican Bird of Paradise, and loves our heat and drought here.  Tough and wispy at the same time, one of my favorite combos.
And I couldn't leave out the esperanza, or yellow bells, that grow all over Central Texas.  They, too, are native to Mexico.
Daylilies I just can't get rid of!  I've dug them up twice and they keep coming back, so now they get to stay.  They don't fit in and clash in the bed they're in, but they bloom for such a short time that I just pretend it's part of the plan!
And finally, these gray santolina make the most beautiful button blooms - tiny little golden globes.

What's blooming in your garden today?