It’s been a while since I shared photos of things other than edibles, so I thought I would show a bit of what’s blooming around here in early May. I’ll start out by the front of the house, where the Encore azaleas have been putting on a show for about a week now. I believe this is their third season blooming, and they are covered with blooms.
Also out front we have lots of irises blooming. My wife showcased quite a few of them on her blog with her Sunday Stroll, but she left out one of my favorites. We have an unnamed yellow one that I brought from my old place. Though we don’t know its name, it has certainly traveled because I originally got it from my neighbor Eva, who had brought it to Kentucky from her old place in Alabama! When Eva moved back to Alabama, I dug up a few of her lovely ‘old fashioned’ irises, and then moved them to Happy Acres.
In the shade garden, we have Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ blooming. While the leaves of the Brunnera are usually the main attraction, the flowers are also lovely in spring.
Close by the Bleeding Heart is almost done blooming. We have a red one and a white one, and I don’t know those cultivars.
Also in the shade garden, the Lamium is blooming. I believe this one is Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’, but I wouldn’t bet the farm on it! It’s a much showier relative of the dead nettle we have growing and blooming everywhere.
In the greenhouse, the Wave petunias have started blooming. It is definitely time to get them planted outside in containers, which is where we usually grow them.
We do have edibles blooming too. Monday I shared a photo of the blackberries blooming. The blueberries have also been blooming for some time now, and berries are setting on even as the later flowers are still opening.
In the main garden, some of the overwintered kale plants are flowering. I plan to leave them for pollinators until I need the space for something else.
And my final photo is very exciting to me. It’s a blossom on the Sugar Ann snap peas. It’s been a while since I grew peas here, and I am looking forward to getting a taste of these soon. The snow peas should also be blooming any day now.
I hope you have enjoyed this photo tour of Happy Acres in bloom!