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Growing Now – May Continued

Roses & Rhododendrons

Each week as we inch closer to summer, more blooms begin to appear in my garden.  Here in Zone 6a New England, I am anxiously waiting for these blooms to burst open and show off the bewitching beauty that has been hiding inside.  I did a little garden shopping this week and bought some plants to add to my rose garden and also my butterfly garden.  Since my rhododendron started blooming this week, the bumblebees in my yard have hit the jackpot! It is nice to see them all back buzzing around my garden. I also have been getting frequent visits from hummingbirds again! They love to come to my feeder that is attached to my kitchen window and rest their tiny bodies atop my bright red tomato cages! Here is what's growing in my garden this week.

Julia Child Roses recently added to my garden

Rhododendron bush blooming for the bumblebees

Renaissance Spirea continuing to put on a show

Lovely lavender Irises

Dianthus 'Garden Pinks'

Purple Salvia in the sun garden

In The Veggie Garden

At the beginning of spring I noticed some green leaves growing in my raised vegetable garden bed but had no idea what kind of plant they were from. I started referring to this unknown plant as the "mystery flower" Then just this week, it started blooming revealing itself to be a beautiful pink flower!

Ta Da! Mystery flower in it's full splendor!

Lettuce patch flourishing

Chives flowering

Want to be part of The Growing Now Garden Tour? Visit morethanoregano.com and share what's growing in your garden. Don't forget to link up every Thursday and check out what's blooming in other bloggers gardens. If you are on Twitter, use the hashtag #grownow2015 Can't wait to share with you next week. Happy gardening!


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  • Reply
    Margaret Almon
    June 10, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    I love the iris ~ it reminds of the one in our yard, but with a bit more color.

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