Oh, the May garden! It is unbelievably gorgeous.
The vining plants are getting going, so that color is everywhere -- honeysuck climbing on a trellis:
The early spring bulbs are gone, replaced by their showier counterparts: allium and peonies and irises. The irises remain the kings of the garden in my mind -- majestic and tall. They have been particularly spectacular this year. My irises seemed unhappy in their previous location, so I spent an exhausting weekend last fall moving them all together into a new, well-draining spot, and I have been rewarded with an extravagant display of colors this year.
If only the rest of the summer can be as beautiful as this month has been!