So many blooms this month, which ones to share ? May is a splendid month in the garden; the freshness of spring still prevails, frost is a distant memory, the empty spaces fill in. Our hostess Carol is rightly smitten with May Dreams. Be sure to visit and see the blooms of our fellow gardeners across the globe.
Erigeron hangs with green Santolina.
Penstemon pseudospectabilis..strict warnings relative to over watering accompanied the instructions here, and the common name 'desert beardtongue' sealed the deal. I put it in a large clay pot with a couple of trailing Sedums and a Dudleya caespitosa. The presence of the succulents should deter me from the temptations of watering.
Oooo-la-la the flowers of this Penstemon cobaea are pure drama.
The fabulous Sombreuil.
How I love the extreme cuteness of this grass, Briza media.
...and Stipa gigantea , a grass I feared would be too big, but instead has a neat mound of foliage and tall see-through blooms that are always moving, and overpower nothing.
Knautia macedonica has earned 'repeated element' status. Seen here with it's neighbor the seldom seen Austin rose ' Happy Child '.
And we wrap up with the outstanding Rooguchi, which will likely be available for Bloomday status til November.
21 May: a Willapa Refuge walk
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