Remembering May!

The month of May has ended. I love May! This year it was difficult and unpredictable in terms of weather but somehow the plants took it all in stride here in Ontario. The trees suffered a great deal, and our wallets were emptied dealing with branches on power lines. A short but heavy storm created run-off damage from the neighbor’s field to our bridge. This requires urgent repair as it is our only entry/exit to the property. Never a dull moment as they say… Yet the critters and birds returned as they were supposed to: groundhogs, mink, raccoons, muskrats… then the kingfishers, blue herons, flickers, goldfinches, robins…
Garden highlights were many…

May24-2013IrisNearBarnMyrtle returns…May24-2013MyrtleTheTurtleBechtel Crabapple bloomsMay29-2013Crabapple2Early Clematis bloom! This is C. Markham’s Pink.May30-2013ClematisMarkhamsPinkThe Primula are everywhere!May30-2013PrimulaThe purple Allium are taking over the front gardenMay30-2013FrontGdn

And now it is June! And it has begun with rain as well.

I have managed to prepare the vegetable garden by weeding and digging in manure. I have grown the plants from seed and they are begging to be  planted in permanent homes – but I’ve not yet been able to do so! Soon I hope, like tomorrow!

Already there are delights in the June garden.

Peony Claire de Lune has openedMay31-2013ClaireDeLunePeony1Baptisia is beginning to bloomMay31-2013BaptisiaBegins1Columbines June2-2013Columbine2 June2-2013Columbine3 June2-2013Columbine4 Iris June2-2013IrisPhyteuma NigrumJune2-2013PhyteumaNigrum1

But  having just received photos of our grandchildren from Mayfest makes it possible to review the excitement of all the early spring “firsts”. May is quite the time for enchantment!

June1-2013Ivy2 June1-2013Forrest1 June1-2013Leo1 June1-2013IvyNow to anticipate June!


I left my heart in Haiti… They tell me I’ll never get it back! Do visit updates here as well!


About fromourisland

Gardener, knitter, wife, mother of 2, grandmother, and lots more.
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One Response to Remembering May!

  1. Alice Jordon says:

    Everything is beautiful–especially the grands!

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