Garden Tour – Growth and Transition in the Spring Garden

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.

Close up of Allium ‘Globemaster’. Alliums are members of the onion family so they are deer-resistant and make a gorgeous statement when planted en mass.
Although I am partial to Allium ‘Globemaster’, this garden houses a few varieties.
While these Alliums are just starting to bloom, they will become more prominent in the next week.
I love the hue of this Creeping Phlox! If you live in deer country, this is another deer-resistant plant. I do not spray this with repellent and deer never touch it.
The red tulips only have a few petals left in the front border garden. I love when they drop their petals and expose those pretty white centers.

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 Bleeding Hearts and Ferns are doing really well this year.
This Cranesbill aka Geraniums are just starting to bloom.

Backyard Gardens

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.

Here is the other side of the garden that houses Butter Lettuce and Brussel Sprouts. The green tall grass growing on the other side of the garden is my Siberian Iris.
There is nothing better than growing your own berries and picking them fresh from the garden. The Blueberry Bushes have tiny white flowers on them that will transition to blueberries. To grow blueberries, plant at least two different varieties so they can cross-pollinate. Blueberry Bushes will not produce fruit if there is only one.
I am really excited to see this Everblooming Lilac Shrub bloom. I planted it about four years ago and this is the first season it is covered blooms like this. While it is not fully blooming yet, it is just about to start!
I have not sprayed these hostas yet with Deer Out, but need to get on it before they are decimated. My besties Bodie and Koda are always with me whenever I stroll the gardens.
Close-up of Joe Pye Weed. I love this fall blooming perennial because it grows super tall adding color and height to the garden.
Flume Poppies grow super quick! I’ve decided to move a few of these to a different area in the same bed where I am struggling to grow anything with height.
Here is a bud of one of my Peonies. The ants are beneficial as they help peonies bloom. I have several peonies throughout my gardens and I cannot wait for them to bloom!
Bleeding Hearts and White Azaleas that partially surround the lower deck area.

Final Thoughts

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:

I hope you enjoyed checking out what’s blooming this week and look forward to sharing next week’s tour with you!

I would love to hear what you think! Please leave your ideas, comments & more below or contact me here. Be sure to find me @bricksnblooms on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram!

Thank you for following along and touring the gardens with me. Happy planting – enjoy your day! xo

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