May has brought the garden into wonderful, colorful, life.
In the shade, the curcuma zedoaria are not only lifting their burgundy striped leaves but, for the first time in this garden, they are blooming.
This lovely groundcover is also blooming in the shade.
Last fall an impulse purchase of Golden Globes, Lysimachia procumbens, was made from the reduced price rack at a local big box store. It didn't do much, certainly didn't bloom at all, but it did live through the cold weather. In my opinion that is worth a lot in a plant. Well, look at Golden Globes now!
On the sunny side of My Garden Path the zinnias are popping with color. The Gulf Frits are loving them.
Another sun-lover, Rosa 'red cascade', is putting on a fresh flush of its perfect miniature rose blooms.
Is it possible that just a few short months ago I was whining about a brown-out in the garden? I am so glad that I am now keeping this photo record. Maybe next year I can bear what winter brings with the patience born of knowledge. Knowledge that there are plants in my garden that WILL return in spring, knowledge that spring WILL arrive eventually, is what I hope to remember.