Monday, June 5, 2017

May/June Yard

I absolutely love this time of year. It seems every time we go out something new is blooming. Here's what's been happening in our yard in the last few weeks.

This was about a week ago, in the front yard.  The phlox and the dwarf lilac were blooming.  They are both done now.


The dwarf lilac is just a miniature version of the big lilac, but it smells just as good.



Things are starting up in the back yard too.



One of our favorites is the Vibernum bush.  We have a few of them in our yard.



We love the way the flowers grow along the top of each branch.  This one bloomed through last week but now is about done.



 We also have some lily of the valley blooming.  It smells so good!



 This is an allium.  Isn't it cute?



This bush is a wine and roses weigela.  The flowers start quite white, and get more pink as they get older.



 Here's another part of the back yard, behind the Vibernum bush.



We have a few iris blooming.  They were gifts from a late neighbor, and I think of her each year when they bloom.



This is one of our favorite spots right now!


The clematis are such a pure white.  This is only their second year and we love seeing all the booms.



 These are Siberian Iris and we have them in several places in the yard.  Some are nearly done, but those in shadier spots are looking beautiful!

The nice thing is that as some flowers finish, there are more just starting to bloom.  Bob's always got more ideas for his flower gardens, and I sure enjoy seeing them bloom!

22 comments:

Saleslady371 said...

Your yard is beautiful and full of lovely flowers. I'm loving the green grass, being in Az---looks refreshing to me!

Betsy Brock said...

A viburnum bush! I've always wondered what those were called! A few houses have them here in our town and I think they are so pretty!

LL Cool Joe said...

I love the statue of the little boy. Your garden looks beautiful.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Wow! Your garden is absolutely beautiful!

Arlene Grimm said...

Your yard is gorgeous Mari!!

Simply Linda said...

Very pretty....we have drawf lilacs as well, they smell so good. Have a lovely day friend.

Jennifer Hays said...

Your yard is looking great. You have such a nice variety of flowers and I agree that it's wonderful to have flowers that start blooming as other ones stop. I never get tired of seeing your front walk, it's just beautiful.

Changes in the wind said...

Wow...what a place to do a walkabout....

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Absolutely stunning...in every way!!
I favor the picture of the arbor...but all are fantastic.

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

Your yard is so pretty, thanks to Bob's 'green thumb'!

Sandi said...

Love your yellow brick road! Yes, I know it is gray, but in its heart it is YELLOW! I can just tell. ;-)

Also, Phlox is a flower?

That's also the name of a doctor on Star Trek.

Sally said...

Oh goodness, so many beautiful flowers! Obviously, I don't have that green of a thumb; well, along with grasshoppers that chew. :)

Your yard is gorgeous, Mari. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us. :)

xoxo

Sally said...

P.S. We have viburnum but not the flowering type. I want yours. :)

xoxo

Michelle said...

Your yard area is so beautiful. Love seeing the Lilac. A favorite of mine!

Jenny said...

Your yard is truly a wondrous thing. I've never seen lily of the valley growing, that I know of. And our clematis is as purple as your iris! I've never seen a white one. I can see why you love this time of year! All that beauty. xoxo

sharon said...

Beautiful!

Terri D said...

Mari (and Bob), your yard looks like a well-maintained city park. It is always so beautiful.

Carrie B. said...

Your yard is just gorgeous Mari. Beautiful work folks!! ;) It looks like such a meditative place. I would want to sit on a bench out there and journal away. Thanks for sharing! xoxo

Connie said...

Very things beautiful...

Cherdecor said...

I was waiting for this post of your yard and gardens. Everything is just beautiful, Mari! What is that tall gray fountain like thing? It is lovely! The clematis under the trellis is stunning! Your front walk......I love it! It makes a lovely entry to the front door. You have so many flowers that just keep on blooming!

Jean said...

Beautiful everything!!!!!! I love your lawn and gardens.

Laura said...

Everything is so beautiful!