|Viburnum about to explode|
|Rhododendron in full bloom|
|Peonies ready to pop|
|Climbing Roses open early this year|
|Honeysuckle - Calling all Hummingbirds|
|Yarrow flirts with a White Cedar|
|Giant Hosta catches the late afternoon sun|
|Lady's Mantle ready for the show|
May offers so many rewards to the gardener. The landscape is pregnant with the promise of so much to come. And yet, this lovely month has it's own abundant pleasures too. Many gardeners pine all year long for the month of May.
The brilliant shades of green, so newly arrived, compete with one another for attention. There must be more shades of green than any other color. I'm convinced, it's God's favorite color! And in May, not a leaf shows damage from heat, humidity or insects.
The budding flowers and shrubs are lining up ready to compete for our attention. The Rhododendron and Azaleas are blooming, of course, and a few roses have decided to join the May party this year, not willing to wait for June.
I find time everyday to wander around the garden, looking for surprises. Sometimes I take my camera, trying to capture that elusive sense of peace I feel whenever I join the toads and bees in their playground.
Thought for today - A walk in a garden can be a meditation, a discovery, a contemplation, a time of peace, a time to give thanks.