It literally poured buckets for a few days this week. Mother’s Day was a total washout, so I did not get to work in the garden as much as I wanted. We were hoping to finish the new backyard firepit area and outdoor oasis but Mother Nature decided otherwise. Hopefully, she will be a little more accommodating this weekend!
As we stroll through the gardens, the early spring bulbs are almost done and dying back. However, the Allium bulbs are about to put on a strong show. They are one of my favorite flowering bulbs and I can’t wait to share their full blooms!
I am preparing to start my container gardens this week, so stay tuned for some design tutorials in the following week.
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Front Border Garden
The front border garden is a labor of love. Early in the season, I spend a lot of time prepping and mulching this bed so I can let it go for a few weeks while I work in the backyard gardens.
This garden houses the most perennials in my yard. Right now, it is transitioning from early to mid-season spring blooms. The Peonies have buds on them, the Catmint and Irises are preparing to bloom and the late spring blooming perennials are filling in nicely.
Side Yard Woodland Garden
Although I don’t work too often in this garden, it typically looks best this time of year as the shade-loving perennials start to bloom.
The vegetable garden is looking really good. I should be able to harvest the lettuces soon. In the meantime, I am picking up herbs, tomatoes, zucchini and peppers to plant over the next week.
As far as the rest of the backyard borders, the gardens are filling in nicely. The berry gardens are starting to flower and most of my flowering shrubs have almost all leafed out.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s garden tour and appreciate you joining me. If you missed few tours or want to see how much the garden has changed, you can see it here: