May Dreams Garden is in Indiana, USA. It is a Gardening Blog/Diary written by Carol who shares photos and stories about her garden. There are many people throughout the world that do this – that is not unique. However she has introduced something through her site that is unique and I feel is such a brilliant idea.
What grows and flowers where and when – how many books are written on this? However, especially with climate change, stories from real gardeners can be invaluable. Carol has come up with an idea that tells real stories of how plants are thriving, or not, throughout the world. She has invited gardeners to share what is in flower in our own gardens on a particular day of the Month, the 15th, by posting plant lists and photos through Blog/Diaries. This is such a fun idea to see what other gardeners like to grow too – giving ideas to all and sharing valuable info.
To join all you need to do is post your photos and lists of what’s in bloom, perhaps what is in bud and what has just finished. It is up to you – it doesn’t have to be all photos but they are great for everyone to see. You then tell Carol that you have taken part by leaving a comment on her page here. This allows her and others to visit your page from the large list she will have there. If you are not able to take part this time you can still see the photos and plant lists by visiting May Dreams Gardens. Below you will see my contribution for May.
The plants above are grown in my front garden with a quartz gravel mulch as they get baked in the sun there. They all grow well through grasses and over rocks.
The Geum above sadly is short lived but I lift and divide it to spread this sunshine orange colour about. My back garden gets more shade. It looks great with the striking pink of the Candelabra primulas and the ornamental grasses.
These plants have some shade growing under my Acer tree and to the side of my pergola. I do love to see them in the early morning as I did today with it dappled upon them.
I was quite surprised to see two lone narcisi in my grass today – all the other bulbs have passed over and at the end of June we will mow over this grass area again. Today the rest of my grass was in need of a trim – but then I would have missed the daisies!
Photo above, BAMBOO Sinarundinaria Nitida (Chinese).
Finally, I would like to wish everyone that drops by this page a Good Bloom Day! I am now looking forward to visiting May Dreams Gardens to see who has been visiting there with garden photos today.