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Sunday, June 1, 2014

End of Month View - May 2014

I decided to take a short break from my Sissinghurst visit photo-report and join Helen at The Patient Gardener's Weblog to show my garden at the end of May.
Most of these pictures were taken during the last week of May, but several a bit earlier.

Japanese maple Deshojo has almost changed its color from pink (above) to green (below).

 The Terrace garden, seen in the pictures above and below, got a new feature: an entrance!
After many years, I finally removed several bricks and created a simple gate!

It also got a table and chairs which were moved from another part of the garden:

Now, I can sit right under the lilac and enjoy its smell.
It bloomed as never before this season.

Azalea at the end of the path finished its blooming:

Clematis Dr.Ruppel makes me happy. 
For the first time in years it didn't have any wilt.

Amazingly, Blue Poppies have already been blooming for about three weeks!
I am going to post their pictures in a separate post.

Clematis montana continues its impressive display, stretching between the metal arch and a fir tree.
I gave the plant a pretty good haircut in early spring and removed dead branches and debris accumulated in its thick top.

Lupins have been blooming long and nicely!
Kit, thank you for the seeds you sent me!
The plants are very tall!

I know I showed alliums in my middle of May post. 
They lost their bright color, but they still look nice!

Euphorbia and columbines are long bloomers too.

I have three peonies 'Coral Charm', and they all are blooming now.

Can you believe they are the same flowers? The color changes dramatically!

Roses are starting to bloom.

Rosy checker mallow:

Saxifrages of several types bloom in pots and in the ground.

This part of the garden is still waiting for some blooms to lighten up its green background.
 This corner will soon have masses of white astilbe.

Kitchen garden is getting into shape:

Front garden is doing well:

Shade garden is going through an adjustment process after we lost a part of it last year.

Rhododendron and Japanese aralia are the stars here.

 Japanese aralia seeds:

June promices to be exciting!
Have a good one!

***Copyright 2014 TatyanaS


  1. If you can grow the blue poppy, you can grow ANYTHING! But of course we knew that.

    1. Ricki, it's just a pure accident! I guess I found good spots for them, that's it. But thank you, anyway!

  2. Stunning pictures of your garden. I envy you for your blue poppies and the Japanese maple in the corner of your house is a real gem.

    1. Janneke, thank you! We are lucky to have a very good nursery very close to us that have hundreds of Japanese maples.

  3. Amazing pictures, I especially like the opening in the fence, and your beautiful hedge.

    1. Thank you Rebecca! It looks better and it's easier to get in with that opening!

  4. Your Rhododendrons are gorgeous! And I love the table and chairs! They add a lovely welcoming charm to your garden (it was there already, but they add a little extra touch). Dr. Ruppel and Nellie Moser are similar and my favorite Clematises. :)

  5. Your garden is SO gorgeous!

  6. AnonymousJune 02, 2014

    It's all looking wonderful and you have blue poppies, lucky you. Thanks for joining in again with the meme

  7. Your garden is wonderful and your pictures of it are just beautiful! I love all the peonies and the blur poppies. Lucky you to go to Sissinghurst! You have captured this famous garden wonderfully Tatyana!

    1. Jennifer, thank you! I'm so happy you liked the pictures!

  8. Your garden and images are magical! I always look forward to seeing it in your posts!

  9. AnonymousJune 04, 2014

    What a beautiful garden you have. I'm glad you liked Sissinghurst. I live not far from there and enjoy visiting when I can.

    1. Hi Jack and thank you for your kind comment! Sissinghurst is a very inspiring place. It was amazing for me to see what can be done with ordinary, familiar plants. Happy gardening and many happy visits to Sissinghurst!

  10. Ooooo Tatyana! Stunning views of your magnificent gardens....I love the J maple as it begins to grow and changes color.


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