After the big flurry of roses in early May, there seems to be a lull during the later part of the month just before the hydrangeas explode into bloom. However, there are still lots of blooms to see.
Peony 'Raspberry Sundae'
Hosta 'Blue Angel' covered by those thingys that fall from the pecan tree
St. Joseph's Lily
A late blooming rambler named 'Super Dorothy'
Rose 'Petite Pink Scotch' growing up into a burning bush
This iris was given to me many years ago and it has multiplied rapidly. I can't remember the name but I'm thinking it is a Louisiana iris. Anyone know?
The Kousa Dogwood, which blooms later than the more popular dogwood.
This dogwood's blooms appear on top of the leaves and are not as showy as Cornus florida. In many respects though, I think it is a more elegant tree.
This is a variegated dogwood called 'Wolf's Eyes'
Inside the secret garden where oakleaf hydranges are blooming along with an iron gazebo covered by the rambler rose 'Bobbie James'. Can you tell I'm going for a white garden here?
Indigo bush (Indigofera) - bought at Home Depot two years ago and I didn't even really know what it was. It has turned out to be a pleasant surprise and is flourishing in the most difficult area in our garden - under a thick grove of hackberries in dry shade.
Rose 'Buff Beauty' next to an urn of purple petunias
Rose 'Caldwell Pink'
Oakleaf hydrangea 'Snowflake'
Oakleaf hydrangea 'Snow Queen'