Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Merry Month of May

WOW a month has gone by since my last post. You must have been wondering where I was. Well in between hot spells we had sub-freezing nights which kept things at bay for a while. The night time temperatures seem to be holding steady now and we are planting in earnest.
korean azaleas
Most lovely in the spring shrubs are the korean azaleas and several hybrids of Rhododendron yakusimanum. These 2 are hardy souls that deserve a place in your garden. Korean Azalea (Rhododendron poukhanense) is a delicate shade of lavender but I just found a white form (good news). We also found they bloom with Daphne 'Carol Mackie', an added bonus.
hybrids of Rhododendron yakusimanum
Iris
I can't resist showing you the first bloom on Iris 'Feedback' it is the second variety of re-blooming Iris we have tried. We are looking forward to another flush in October. Wish us luck!  Now back to planting frenzy...

-gartenmeister

1 comment:

  1. Hi Andrew & Tom,
    WOW, the garden looks like it is taking shape. We here in the city are still waiting to see where the weather is going. Don't want to waste getting planets yet with all this chilly weather. Looks like many don't have the feeling to plant yet. Hoping by the middle or end of May we will do so. Looking forward to saying Hello in two months from now.... Ed

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