#May Flowers – Wordless Wednesday

Lately I’ve been taking pictures while walking in the neighborhood
These purple irises deserve a a second shot
I’ve never seen a peony with multi-colors like this one before
The owner said it’s a woody shrub not a bush, and blooms earlier than other peonies.

She said this is catnip – a lovely sight if you’re a cat!
My rescue basket of pansies post CPR – the nursery was going to throw them out but all they needed was some water.
My Virginia bluebells are always nice but one strand came up albino this year.
It’s right beside the lily of the valley, so maybe I’ve created a new species?
Inhale the scent!
Lilacs over my neighbor’s fence.
Make for a nice place to sit and read a book!

35 thoughts on “#May Flowers – Wordless Wednesday

    • Joni says:

      Thanks Anne…..the chairs belong to my neighbours but were only under the lilacs as they were staining the deck. If they were mine I’d leave them under the lilacs for the whole month of May.

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    • Vagabond says:

      Your username is the link to your wordpress, but when you press it it doesn’t lead to your blog! This is because you placed a different blog as your web address. You can change this in your profile page, both the username under my profile, and the web address; under account settings. This will make it so that clicking on your username will lead to your blog, and you can also make your username different than your web adress (maybe something like “Roses in the Rain.”)

      I thought I would give you a heads up, not everyone is savvy with computers but I’m sure you can figure out how to do it. It’s supposed to be logical. Hope you can figure it out!

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      • Joni says:

        Thanks! But it works for me when I click on both my username and my Gravatar?? It works both when I signed out of WP and am signed in? It might be a browser or Word Press problem?

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    • Joni says:

      My neighbours lilacs did great, mine not so much. I think I had ten blooms..but they have not been doing well the past few years, probably not enough sun. I’m going to check out that pansy shrub the next time I visit a nursery, but she said it was 20 years old so maybe it’s not as popular now.

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  1. Arlene Somerton Smith says:

    Your gardens are slightly ahead of ours here in Ottawa. But I was pleased to discover how resilient flowers are. The storm that blew through here (I am still without power) snapped my neighbour’s 60-foot spruce tree like a twig, but the Iris blooms held steady!

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    • Joni says:

      Thanks Dave! We going to be in summer next week with 100 degree humidex readings which I am not looking forward to as I don’t like it that hot! It’s been a strange month of may with up and down temps.

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  2. Linda Schaub says:

    These are beautiful flowers from your walks in the neighborhood Joni. Your neighbors have a nice assortment of flowers. Very Springy looking. I did next week’s posts and you will find it funny that my Wordless Wednesday is flowers in the neighborhood – a few Springy things in the neighborhood as well, but mostly flowers. I was going to do a Monday post but at the last minute changed it to be about a veteran who is walking around Lake Michigan to raise money for veterans dealing with mental health issues and suicide. I was going to put that story after the “Springy things” but changed my mind. The flowering trees and tulips and daffodils are gone now, but people can finally put their porch pots and hanging baskets out without worrying about frost zapping them.

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    • Joni says:

      That’s funny – we think alike. I haven’t bought any flowers or pots, just those pansies I was given for free – as the weather has been so up and down. This morning was humid, and this afternoon it was so cold I had to wear two layers walking, which I don’t think was forecast was it was a cool north wind, then later it rained. Then hot and humid from Sunday on for four days. When people buy their pots so early they must get tired of taking them in and out at night.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        We think alike about so many things Joni. Years ago, I always got my flats and hanging baskets early, around Mother’s Day week, when the selection was good, but the weather was not always good. I’d be taking them in/out of the garage when it got too cold – then had to stop and put then out in the morning, before leaving on the bus. If I couldn’t fit everything in the garage as I put them behind the car since I don’t have lots of room, I had to cover them with newspaper and yes it was a pain. Now I have to get more silk flowers as the other ones I had since 2012 fell apart in some places and were starting to fade – they were very lifelike looking though. I haven’t done anything outside and might have cut the bushes, etc. this weekend, but not today at 80 and not tomorrow at 90+. This morning I got out at 7:30 and backing the car out of the garage and it started to drizzle. This weather is such a disappointment and I got sunburned yesterday – it was cloudy and I got hot and took off my light windbreaker and got burned on my forearms and face (forehead as I wear a mask and glasses) and not happy about it, though I did plenty enough times when I was younger..

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