The crescendo is beginning to build. The peonies are loaded with buds, the camassia just started to unfurl yesterday, many of the clematis are already 3-4′ tall…in another couple of weeks, the June flowering will begin. It’s my favorite time in the garden.
Lots of work to get done between now and then, if we can catch a break between rain showers. I’ve done very little direct seeding in the vegetable garden and I’ve only managed to edge, weed and plant some seedlings into a couple of the borders with another 12+ borders remaining. I still have salvia and dianthus seedlings, dahlia plants and 4 crates of dahlia tubers to get into the ground.
Memorial weekend is usually my first big gardening weekend, but as of now, we’re looking at a dry Saturday, but rain on Friday, Sunday and Monday.
But the rain has spurred quick growth in the garden. Some photos of blooms above and below.