Friday, May 18, 2012

May Marvels

I'm not sure there is a lovelier month in the garden than May. And since I was born in May, this beautiful month is definitely a favorite of mine. Now I must admit I have not caught up on weeding, planting, mulching, trimming, and all those other spring chores that need to be done. But you know what? The garden just goes on without me.
 Last week, I injured my knee, right in the heart of the prime gardening season here in Ohio. Torture! There was a beautiful, warm, sunny Saturday, and I was not out in it. Appalling. Let's just say, there was pouting going on.
 But as you can see, the garden didn't care a bit. It just went right on blooming, and without my help. The nerve!
 After being confined to the house for a few days, I just had to get out there and see what was going on. I made it out the back steps, and it was so beautiful that I just had to see more.
 I took my crutches gingerly down the steps, and slowly made my way around the yard.
Oh was it worth it! My spirits were lifted, and my recovery began.
 Now that my knee is feeling a bit better, I fully intend to enjoy every last moment in the garden that I can.
 It only comes once a year, but it's worth the wait. I love you May!


  1. May has got to be the best month. Here the iris are in their glory and the roses are just opening. I ope your knee heals. Nothing worse than being laid up, and yes, Mother Nature seems to take care of things, sometimes not quite as tidily as we would, but things do go on. Happy birthday, by the way.

  2. Your May garden is looking so very lovely. Gorgeous Roses! Wishing you a speedy recovery so you can get out into that garden more often.

  3. Hi Robin. Girl your roses are looking so pretty. What are the red and pink flowers in the bed at your arbor? So pretty with the yellow yarrow. It has been a beautiful week and I hope you were able to enjoy it a little bit in your garden. Get better.

  4. my favourite month too Robin as suddenly everything seems to be on full volume. Here its been a cold and wet one so far but the plants still don't seem to care. Love that swirly red sorbet rose
    p.s. glad you hobbled out - hope you are fit soon though

  5. Happy Birthday! I am so sorry about your knee. There is nothing like a beautiful garden to lift the spirits, but I can imagine the frustration. I hope you have a speedy and complete recovery. Your garden is so lovely now!

  6. Oh yes, you weeds are well hidden. I love it. Hope your knee is better.

  7. It does only come once a year but oh what a glorious bunch of May flowers in your garden! Happy Birthday to you!

  8. Your May garden is beautiful! And you are so much farther than we are with growth. This weekend has finally seen warmth and sunshine so our garden is starting to really perk up. We even sat outside in the garden at the cottage to have our Sunday breakfast.

    Hugs from Holland ~

  9. Thanks for your visit!
    So wonderful colors in your garden! Such an amazing rose!

    And lately: happy birthday to you!


  10. All looks so lush/lovely, Robin! I too love May ... though not my birthday month like yours, its my favorite month that I pray goes slowly with weather garden friendly and not too hot where everything is in fast forward. Sorry 'bout your knee :( ... I too have been hobbling on a bad one too that is hard to heal with all the garden chores. Let's enjoy the remainder of this beautiful month!


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