We were most fortunate to have weather conducive to the gardens. Some hot weather, some rain and did they ever grow and bloom! My favorite time for the gardens is abut mid-May when all of the weeds are pulled and there is room to walk around the lilies along the stone pathway! Also, the azaleas, dogwood, and rhododendrons are quite beautiful. But in a short couple of weeks, the mountain laurel, mock orange, verbenas, climbing roses, and peonies are in bloom. After that all of the greenery grows into a jungle! Soon the summer flowers will be in bloom as we have beautiful succession gardens around the house and the driveway. If a "weed" is flowering, I let them bloom and enjoy the beauty.
Please enjoy the "bouquet" of flowers from my gardens.
New Dawn Rose - climbing along the fence and looks gorgeous.
Foxglove. Initially they were purple, then every year thereafter they are yellow!
White lilacs by the front door. You can smell the fragrance throughout the house!
White old fashion rose. Blooms once early in Spring but grows prolifically.