After a late, light frost last week, it appears that Spring is here to stay and ornamentals and vegetables are pushing onward and upward. Hostas have reached their maximum size; summer perennials are itching to bloom; and early Spring flowers are almost gone. Trees are leafed out; bushes and vines are sprouting, creeping, and blooming. Pollen is in the air mixed with aromas of jasmine and honeysuckle. Do I breathe deeply and risk a pollenated reaction or just enjoy the lingering perfumes that are attracting butterflies, migrating birds, and native pollinators?
Gardening projects are piling one on top of another. The shade garden is taking shape and looking good and work is resumed from last Fall on the hillside terraces. An infirmary of sorts has been added for seven misplanted azaleas that a “landscaper” stuck in the clay in full sun and I somehow inherited for better or for worse. Hopefully, a little shade, water, and care will help revive most of them, and then, I have to figure out what to do with them!
So, come and take a stroll with me and let’s see what is new, what is bold, and what is promising to make the late Spring and summer one to remember.
Thank you for visiting and I look forward to your return next week!
4 thoughts on “Around the Garden… May 13, 2020”
Love love your garden . Just starting mine as we are new to Adairsville . Your info is golden . 🌱💫
Thank you! Never ending!!
Love your garden pictures and descriptions! Your delight in your plants is very evident! I have a question if you don’t mind. We moved from up north a few years ago and are trying to find flowers that can handle this hot Georgia sun (we have no shade). Do your daisies like the summer sun? I love to grow them for picking.
The Ox Eye Daisies are volunteers and bloom through June with no maintenance. The Tickseed requite water monitoring for the first several months after planting until they are established. Coreopsis are very easy and are the state flower of Florida – that says it all! The Coneflowers, once established, are heat and drought tolerant. All should be mulched with little fertilizer. Thank you for your comments. Please consider joining the Adares Garden group on FB if you are not already a member. Thanks!