May 16: Garden in photos

The roses, penstemon, perennial salvias, and yarrows are in bloom. Zinnia seeds are in the ground, echinacea buds are forming, and the summer bloomers are starting to get full in their foliage.

I always love photographing the yarrow and salvia in May when they’re fresh and peaking. This time of year makes me want to fill the garden with them, though by summer’s end, I’m always glad I haven’t. It’s nice to have the bright zinnias and black-eyed Susans to fill in the space at their peak when the indigo salvia and yarrow are past their prime.

But for now, they sure are pretty.

yarrow24
Yarrow
yarrow salvia birdbath 30
Yarrow and (indigo?) salvia
yarrow29
More yarrow 😀
white zinnias34
I couldn’t resist these little zinnias at the nursery
front under dogwood72
My perch under the dogwood tree
front beds75
Front flower beds mid-May
mailbox salvia20
Hope the muhly grass comes back
beardtongue
Penstemon
blue fescue grass in bloom55
Blue fescue grass in bloom
chamomile in bloom59
Chamomile

One thought on “May 16: Garden in photos

  1. Dang, your yarrow looks better than mine!
    Zinnias are a mystery for us. They seem to do so well elsewhere, but ours always mildew. Our climate is innately arid (minimally humid).

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