The Spiderwort is one of my favorite purple wild flowers... They close up when the sun comes out, so I took pictures early in the morning.
The robins are in and out of the yard feeding their young in various places. A young robin prefers the smaller bird bath....While an adult takes a sip from the bigger antique that once belonged to my paternal grandmother.
This photo does not show the true color of the roses on the front gate, it's a deep velvety shade of red that I have not seen else where in my area..It was transplanted from my paternal grandmother's yard.
Daisies and Ivy share a corner near the wooden fence.
A close up of my intoxicating citrusy scented Mock orange flowers
( Philadephus coronaruis aureus) The poor thing is assaulted unmercifully every year by ants and aphids who suck it dry! I would like to find an organic insecticide that will keep them away from this plant...Thank you for sharing any tips you have that may help..
I really love the funnel shaped flowers and colors of the shrub Weigela, they are beautiful flowering shrubs that also attract hummingbirds." Eva Rathke" is a gorgeous reddish purple..it and Pink florida weigela
( Not shown ) was planted by previous owners ages ago.
" Red Prince ( in container ) I just purchased last week.
Another pass-along from my grandparents..is a sedum called Wall pepper ( crassulaceae) It will grow any where that pieces of it may fall.. they are all over in various places of my yard in cracks, between stones and rocks on the ground.. but I don't worry when I spot these run always, for the roots are very shallow making them very easy to remove.
Houdini Panini caught in the Act!.. girlfriend discovered where the handle is on the back door... I caught her reaching for it with my camera and she dashed away under the bed disgusted that I found out how she was getting out last week! ... She reaches for it and than leaps..putting all her weight on the handle until the door springs open...I'm on to you Missy!
A critter that's most likely a squirrel had several of my nice ripened strawberries for breakfast, Panini would love to catch one of these Villains and I'm almost tempted to let her ( Not!) for she would also make a bee-line straight to where Mom and Poppa Cardinal's nest site that lay in what I think is a Dutseia scrabra shrub....I would also feel guilty if one those square toothed vermin's should happen to bite her in the head, the squirrels around here aren't afraid of No cats" and would make Panini's fore-head appear just like the bitten berry in the photo.
My pink roses on the side of the house are looking healthier than last year when they too" like the Mock orange were attack by ants and aphids...So far there are none on these.." whew!
These are the scenes of May from my garden. I hope you enjoyed them, may you and yours have a wonderful Memorial Day..