All the rain we had brought out a bumper crop of May blooms.

1 This is a rhodie I bought and planted in a terrible location in the backyard 10 years ago. A couple of years ago I moved it to the front yard with better soil and shade. This is the first year it’s bloomed.

2 I have several different purloined peonies. The ones that bloomed earlier were white to pale pink. These were these giant, hot pink puff balls.

3 I’ve never had so many blooms on the ice plant before.

4 The clematis has finally climbed all the way up to the top of the street lamp.

5 Another plant that enjoyed all the rain is this lovely little Striped Wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata), a member of the heath family. Several of them are growing in the shade in the woods.

6 Of course, there are the disappointments. White wood aster seeds were planted in both these pots. Sadly, there have been no signs of life.

Check out The Propagator, host of Six on Saturday, and don’t miss seeing gardens from all over the world in the comments.