WHAT CAN I SAY…IT’S MAY

I love my perennial border

For all the color it brings into my life.

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The back of my house looks onto my garden

So I look at it off and on all day.

But color in a perennial border

Can be a tricky thing.

You see, unlike annuals

Perennials don’t bloom all summer.

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Most bloom for a few weeks

A month

Or maybe several weeks

If I’m attentive to dead-heading.

So summer is a bit of a dance

With colors coming and going.

But May!!!

May is such a gift.

Color everywhere.

Columbine is one of the first to appear.

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Then big blousy peonies.

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And the flush of rose bushes.

Starting with Katy Road Pink

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Followed by Aloha

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Belinda’s Dream

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And a host of others whose names escape me.

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And of course, Iris have their brief but glorious moment in the sun.

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With a few Dutch Iris thrown in amongst the lot.

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Then there’s this tiny little orchid looking flower

With intense orchid color

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Orchid is the Pantone color of the year for 2015

So I’m glad mine are putting on such a show.

Diversity.

It’s one of the keys to a healthy garden.

It’s one of the keys to a healthy world.

Enjoy this glorious week.

Gail

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Coming color

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