It’s May! Happy May 1st !
Take up your trowels and hoes and wide-brimmed hats, it’s time to plant and weed and sow seed in the garden.
May starts as Spring with fat buds, fragrant new flowers and newly turned earth. It ends as Summer with abundant blooms, late sunsets, and the promise of many harvests.
In between this transition from Spring to Summer, I’ll be busy in the garden taking advantage of as many sunny days as come my way.
May is the month of lilacs and lily of the valley, of peonies and snowball bushes. It’s the month of lettuce and radishes, of planting out the rest of the garden.
If we get it right in May, we reap rewards through the rest of the growing season.
I don’t want to put too much pressure on this month of May or on myself. I promise to pace myself, to enjoy each day as it comes, and to remember to look up as I hoe each row to enjoy my garden from time to time.
Follow along with me, for some of the best days of gardening.
It’s May! Happy May 1st (and 2nd, and 3rd… all the way to the 31st!)
"Hoe while it is spring, and enjoy the best anticipations. It is not much matter if things do not turn out well."- Charles Dudley Warner
And at the beginning of May, in my garden...
Blooms of the snowball bush, Viburnum opulus ‘Sterile’, are just about ready to turn from green to bright white. By mid-May, the ground around the snowball bush will be covered with the petals of these blooms, looking white as snow.
Peonies, anyone? I think these are definitely earlier than last year. You have to love a flower that always blooms in May.
The first radishes, small but good.
The radishes of May will be bigger and tastier.
Take note of the garden, ready for May planting.By the end of May, it will be transformed with every bed planted and all the paths newly mulched.
Welcome to May. Welcome to my garden.