Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Happy May Day!

Wow. So it's been awhile since my last post. I didn't fall off the edge of the planet, but I did get a new job with a horrific commute that is consuming way too much of my time. We'll be moving in closer to the Seattle area very shortly so I can get my free time back. In the meantime, my flowers have been blooming and the hummingbirds - both Annas and Rufous - have been going crazy at the feeder. We have so many right now that they drained the entire feeder just today.

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!


Nicole said...

Pretty pots, the Lewisa is striking.

outlawgardener said...

Happy belated May day to you too! Congratulations on the new job; hope the move isn't too stressful. Also, welcome back to the PNW!

boulder walls Brisbane said...

Beautiful flowers! Love them! Nice share!

Wholesale Nursery said...

I hate moving, its the pits. They said it's almost as stressful as a death. Hope you get settled in and comfortable soon.