May in the Garden and Garden Party. . .

Hello my friends,
hard to believe that spring is whizzing by and summer will be here before we know it.
There's no better place to be than in the garden.
no better thing than to stroll (virtually) through one another's.
Once again Carol and I are joining the ladies from Thoughts of Home for our 2nd Garden Party.
The first one was so fun and I am looking forward to what you share this month!
Here in Utah, May has been a very rainy month.  We've only turned our sprinklers on 2 or 3 times.
The garden is loving it and things are popping up all over.
One of the things I look forward to most in May are the Lilacs!
I planted this Sensation variety a couple years ago.  Isn't it sweet how each petal is lined with white?
 I have three dwarf Korean lilacs planted behind my pergola.  It's like sniffing a bit of heaven every time I walk outside!

Bleeding hearts are planted in between.  I adore the pairing of pink and purple!

Sweet Rocket and Jupiters Beard.  Pink Peonies are right next to them and ready to open any day.
Sweet Rocket varies in shades of white, lavender, and purple. I started with a couple of gifted plants and now have them sprinkled throughout my garden.
I bought a new Peony already in bud.  It's name is Mr. Ed.   I found that to be a bit comical.  I always thought Mr. Ed was a horse.  :) It started out very pale pink and opened to be almost totally white.
The early spring trailing plants on the rock wall have started to fade and new ones are taking over.

 I love the little steppables and moss planted amongst the flagstone just inside our gate.
One of my Clematis shared it's first bloom.

Mtn. Bluet (perennial bachelor button)

The Golden Chain tree is always beautiful and Iris are really putting on a show!

I shared this collage of my Iris varieties on Instagram.  I love them because they were one of my dear mother's favorites.
I adore beautiful whites here and there throughout the garden!
Meadow Rue

Anemone (these have bloomed for an entire month.  catching the tail end of them here)

 Snowball bush
Solomon Seal

Hubby got our pondless waterfall running and the sound is
pure delight!
I'm still adding pops of coral shades for the upcoming June wedding of our grandson.
Yes, thanks to the rain things are growing very lush.  I plant heavily as it is and there is hardly a bare space on top of my rock wall.
But of all the things popping up, this has to be my favorite.
Yes friends, we've got walls!
The garden shed is beginning to take shape.
Boy was I ever doing a happy dance when the rain finally stopped on Saturday and this happened!!
Now I can't wait to see what you have to share!
Link up your gardens or anything garden related.

And be sure to visit the other hosts:
Art and Sand
At Home With Jemma
Poofing the Pillows
White Spray Paint
Decor to Adore


Rita C at Panoply said...

Oh Jann, what splendor in your garden! I am seriously crushing on all the varieties! While I have a few of what you enjoy, you have some I have not seen (Sweet Rocket, Solomon seal, Meadow Rue). I also love purple and pink together. This year the color wheel complement of my orange poppies against my purple iris really pleased my eyes. Love seeing the delay of spring timing in your garden, it's like an extension of this already enjoyable season for me. Thank you for sharing, and for hosting this garden party! Have a terrific week!

Stacey said...

Jann, it's all just beautiful! I'm always in awe of your garden space. The outdoors really reflects your love of color and collecting just like the indoors. You have so many things blooming at one time! I love it all.

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

You have so many plants blooming- it's amazing. Love the lilacs and sweet rockets. Your new garden shed is looking amazing already! I wish we were getting more rain- it's been very dry here. Your garden area will looking fantastic for the wedding. That is so sweet that there will be a wedding there- you must be on cloud nine about it! said...

It is fascinating to me to see what's growing in peoples gardens in different parts of the country. I love your bleeding hearts and lilacs, so so pretty! How lucky to be building a garden shed, I can't wait to see the final result! I hope it will be finished for the wedding-

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Wow, your Garden is really blooming! I am loving the name of that peony, it definitely makes me smile! My oldest daughter always named the plants after we got them in the ground. I always laughed at the names she would come up with. Loving the varieties of iris you have, those are wonderful flowers! Thanks so much for the link party, have a great week!

Jeanie said...

Thanks for hosting! I'm sharing my visit to Southern Exposure garden today because my own isn't too far along! That's what this week is for -- after quite the visit to the nursery yesterday! Now, off for inspiration -- I am agog at all the beauty right here in yours!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

In all my years I will never get over missing Lilacs, Peonies and Iris in abundance in the garden. These plants just love those cold Winters and gentle Springs.
Your gardens are beautiful Jann, and your garden shed will be amazing!

Eilis@My-heart-lives-here said...

Your flowers are just beautiful and you have such a variety! Lucky grandson to have your garden for a wedding.

Unknown said...

My goodness you have beautiful flowers all over your yard. It's absolutely amazing. The garden wedding will be beautiful.

Daniela said...

What a majestic triumph of flowers in your garden, dearest Jann, enjoy these days, my lovely, take the time for staying in your garden as much as you can, these are the most beautiful days of the whole year !!!

So glad to see you she-shed 'growing', I'm thanking you most sincerely for hosting, sending much love to you


Sarah said...

Jann, I'm in awe of the abundance of beautiful blooms that are already filling your garden. Wow!
Thanks for hosting another garden party. I love to visit gardens!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh my Jann, you have so much beauty to enjoy and delightful scents in your garden!! Your shed is coming along so nicely, too. Your post on Bees was, well, just bee-u-tiful! You have such a fun spirit! Thanks for hosting the garden party!

Sonia said...

Oh what beautiful plants you have in your garden. So much variety! Love the iris collage and the yellows with purples! Can't wait to see your shed completed. I like the shape of it.

Pat @ bringingfrenchcountryhome said...

Hi Jann! Your garden is breathtaking. Don't you wish spring flowers would stick around all summer? I especially love that big brown thing that's popping up in your garden. Can't wait to see it "bloom." Hugs,

Rose L said...

Isn't it wonderful to have a garden to enjoy! Yours is so lovely. When the garden shed is done I am sure you will be showing us all! I hope the weather allows a quick finish!

Susie said...

Jann, All your flowers are beautiful. I love lilacs also. I like that yours are close to where you sit so you can smell them. Oh when you mentioned Mr. Ed...yes, I remember that fun time old show. Today I was reading in our Indy Star, that Alan Young, passed away Thursday 19th of May 2016. He played Wilber Post, the only one Mr.Ed would talk to. Sad. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Jann, beautiful flowers, everything is so lush. thanks for the great Garden Party. Everyone's gardens are stunning.


Art and Sand said...

I am just in awe of your garden and I can't wait to see the she finished.

Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes said...

So lovely, Jann! Your garden is a glorious riot of color in May! This is truly my favorite month in the garden. You are about two weeks ahead of my Zone 5b garden in the Midwest. Our peonies are just beginning to bloom here. Iris and clematis buds are swelling. So, it won't be long now! It's so exciting to watch your garden shed blooming, too! I love watching dreams come true!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Beautiful blooms to really enjoy and take in their beauty. So many varieties you have. Love the different names as well...some I am not familiar with. The garden shed is going to be quite lovely. I would love one a s well. Thanks for hosting.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting!!


Lady of the Manor said...

Your flowers are gorgeous!! Isn't spring a beautiful time of year?! That shed is going up fast! What do you have planned for it?

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Gorgeous! One of my favorite Spring flowers is the lilac. I transplanted my tree last year so I will have to wait for it to bloom again. The coral is so pretty in your garden. How fun to have your shed taking shape. Hopefully I can link up if you have another garden party.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Jann you have so much going on already this season!! Everything is just beautiful! :)

Heidi | said...

Jann, your garden is gorgeous. What a fun idea to have a garden party. Thanks for hosting!

Nina Lewis said...

I absolutely LOVE the pictures of your yard. Your flowers are beautiful.

I just came inside from doing a search and rescue job -- trying to find my flowers midst the weeds. Sigh . . .

We have 2 acres and about 3/4ths of it is landscaped. I work full-time and it's hard to keep it up. Maybe when I retire I'll be able to stay on top of the weeds!

Till then, I'll enjoy the pics of your yard!


Lulu said...

Seeing all the blooming things in your yard makes me very anxious for mine to get a littler farther along.

Decor To Adore said...

Oh you have so many of my favorites, lilacs, bleeding hearts, peonies, in your gorgeous garden!

Happy@Home said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of your gorgeous garden. Your lilac is so pretty and I am trying to conjure up the smell as I sit here. I imagine it is heavenly in person.
Your variety of iris is amazing. So pretty.
How exciting to have a garden shed in the works. I am new to your blog, but will stay tuned for the progress. At least I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you will be sharing. :).