Garden in Bloom: May 2013

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Spring Blooms via cottagemagpie.com Spring Blooms via cottagemagpie.com

I am sometimes amazed at how different the garden looks now from when I first moved here. I mean, I don't know why, really. I've worked on it for hours upon hours and made so many changes. But for some reason, at each given moment in time it seems like things are just going to stay that way forever. That you're never going to get where you want to go. And yet, in the nearly six years we've lived here, things have changed so much.

When we first moved here there was grass, barkdust and a few overgrown rhododendrons. Nothing else. The end. I worked and worked and worked at it and it didn't seem to get any better. I never thought I'd ever have anything pretty at all. But guess what? A few years later and all that work starts to accumulate and there's little bits of cottage garden goodness all over the place.

Here's some of the things that are blooming right now in my garden.

Lady Banks Rose Spring Blooms via cottagemagpie.com

Cottage Rose Spring Blooms via cottagemagpie.com

Knockout Rose Hedge and Catmint "Walker's Low" Spring Blooms via cottagemagpie.com

Spanish Lavender Spring Blooms via cottagemagpie.com

"Shirley" Poppies & Foxgloves Spring Blooms via cottagemagpie.com

Red Valerian & Clematis Spring Blooms via cottagemagpie.com

"Superstition" Bearded Iris Spring Blooms via cottagemagpie.com

Foxgloves Spring Blooms via cottagemagpie.com

Is there anything blooming right now in your garden?

~Angela :-)

P.S. Linking up to May Dreams Gardens and An Oregon Cottage.

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