The last week of May is bringing new blooms to the garden, and a bit less of a “wow” factor. Now that the rhododendrons are winding down (we have over 30 different rhododendrons on the property) the foxglove and deutzias are taking over. Foxglove does exceptionally well here in our clay soil. I am constantly having to remove it from areas I don’t want it to grow (such as the gravel driveway, the lawn, in the middle of my blueberry bush, etc.) I hate to pull them, as I really love the foxglove flowers and enjoy watching the bees climb inside each flower and try to reverse back out. I just wish they’d seed in the center of a flower bed more frequently, as that is where I want them to be. Luckily they transplant very easily.
Gardening brings me such joy. The anticipation of what will bloom this week gives me reason to look forward to each new day.