April/May Garden 2012

Coastal Gardener in United States

The garden is just starting to come to life . . . and although it doesn't wear its finest garb until late June and early July, it's just enough though to get me excited about the gardening season.

Garden Medium (1,000 - 5,000 sq ft.)

1 of 18: Tulips and iberis in the post-light garden . . .

2 of 18: A close-up of the iberis . . .

3 of 18: Ground phlox and iberis along the front path . . .

4 of 18: Ground phlox also provide early color on the hill garden . . .

5 of 18: These hyacinths are the first to bloom in the patio garden . . .

6 of 18: More hyacinths in the patio garden . . .

7 of 18: 'Spring Green' tulips . . .

8 of 18: I love the color of these tulips. They're called 'Attila' . . .

9 of 18: Johnny jump-ups and violas that reseed themselves every year . . .

10 of 18: Narcissus 'Ice King' . . .

11 of 18: Bleeding heart -- one of my favorites . . .

12 of 18: A white version of grape hyacinths . . .

13 of 18: More tulips in the patio garden . . .

14 of 18: Azaleas beginning to bloom on the hill . . .

15 of 18: By mid-May, there are many more things blooming -- irises, catmint, salvia, huechera, cranesbill, just to mention a few . . .

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17 of 18: A view of our patio and the garden on the hill behind our house . . .

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