Happy May Day! When I was a kid, my mom and I prepared bouquets of flowers on May Day and left them on the neighbor's doorsteps. Today, I'll post photos of flowers for everyone to enjoy instead.
Here is a pink Lewisia. I always wanted to have these when I lived in Austin, but it was just too hot for them. I am excited this one is blooming:
A collection of potted flowers. The purple anemone is on it's last legs, there's some grape hyacinth, and a couple varieties of species tulip. The yellow and red stripy ones grow just as well up here for me as the did in the South, but the red ones I am really excited about since they always shriveled and died in Austin, but are quite glorious here in the Northwest. I have visions of a large flowerbed full of these. Maybe next year :)
Heirloom White Cemetery Iris brought back with me from Austin, Texas. These are nearly twice as big up here as they grew in Austin, and smell just as wonderful. They remind me of the garden I left behind and make me smile:
I'm cheating a little here as these finished blooming a couple weeks ago, but I took the photo and didn't get it posted. Blue Hyacinth and Daffodils:
Forget-me-nots spread like crazy here. Here's some with viola and chives:
Happy May Day everyone!