Friday, May 25, 2012

The Michigan Garden in May

I am back in Michigan for a little while before heading off for some traveling and I am enjoying the opportunity to work on the garden here. Things are coming along beautifully and before I get back to weeding, mulching, and transplanting things I wanted to post a few pictures of things  in bloom as well at the moment as well as sections of the garden that currently look good on the whole.

A section of the backyard as seen from the terrace, with some of the tender container plants in the foreground

Eastern red columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

Daisy (Bellis perennis) - I am afraid these will not keep going for long now that the weather is getting hot but for now they are lovely

 Helianthemum 'Annabel'

Helianthemum 'Rhodanthe Carneum'

A red-flowered Helianthemum cultivar

Painted daisy (Tanacetum coccineum)

The first daylily (Hemerocallis cv.) of the season

Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus)

Indigofera kirilowii

This is a perennial I bought on sale last summer well after it had finished flowering; I am not sure what it is but the flowers are lovely

Mazus reptans

Double Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena)

Pink ice plant (Delosperma cooperi)

View along the long border in the front yard

The irises have been flowering as well but I decided that, due to their sheer variety, they deserve their own post, coming up soon.


  1. Your garden is looking beautiful. Love that you have a South African plant there - according to Wiki about 96% of the ice plant family occur in Southern Africa. They put on amazing spring display especially along our West Coast

  2. Double love in a mist? What a beauty!

  3. the garden looks lovely. are you planning on having water plants as well - i see two containers with water

  4. Thank you! The containers with the water contain seedling lotuses, which are just beginning to leaf out.

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