My mama's Rugosa Roses are blooming again and the smell of roses is on the air. Can there be a more beautiful smell on earth. With the windows open you can detect that scent all through the house.
The spirea or bridal wreath as my mother always referred to this shrub is putting on quite the show right now.
The bees are really swarming to the chives in bloom.
And they especially love the cheddar pinks or dianthus with their strong scent of cloves.
The Iris are just starting to bloom, the Columbine have been blooming however for about a week. With the return of the Columbine the hummingbirds have showed up for this year as well.
I love that combination of red, yellow and blue.
The Knockout roses are especially lush this year with all the rain but have not started to bloom yet.
The pink Knockout going down the steps have one or two buds just open but are loaded with buds.
After a long brown winter it is so nice to have many of these old friends come back and cover my beds with color. What has May brought to bloom in your yard this week?
Blessings from The Holler
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