U.S.A., Washington State. USDA zone 8b. Sunset climate zone 5

May Garden. End of the Month.

May garden is always a delight. Everything is healthy and fresh, colors are not washed out, but saturated and bright.
The terrace garden, as always, is a bit chaotic, very casual and full of plants grown from last year seeds. I never mulch this place, and let the plants self-seed.

The view of the back yard from the terrace garden

Peony Coral Charm (above) and Green Lotus (below)

I love such wild, cottage look in this part of the garden. This is my countryside!

I am pleased with the collection of columbine of different colors that seed profusely  year after year.
It's important to remove extra seedlings so that they do not  take over the garden.

Calla lily chooses spots to grow  itself. Several times, I tried to relocate it, but it knows where to grow best.

Foxglove is a staple in my garden

Libertia  Amazing Grace 

First dragonfly this year:

Look what I found!  The picture of the terrace garden in June 2004 after we just moved to our house.

I clearly can see that the trees around grew up considerably, and the sunny hours of the day decreased.
In other parts of the garden:

Climbing rose Don Juan

Hosta is having a ball this spring.

This Rhododendron benefited the most from the huge alder tree been cut down in 2013. It loves sun!

 Mother's Day gift from my boys

 Ligularia seen in this picture is going to be removed from my garden. I failed to protect it from slugs. No more wasting time to spread slug bait, coffee grounds, etc., etc.

 Different types of mint escaping the pots and spreading in the kitchen garden.

 If it's hosta, we'll eat it, whatever they say about slug-resistant types....

 New fig tree. I hope it won't mind having not a full day of sun...

 Japanese maple  Deshojo is changing spring pink color to summer green

 Another  Deshojo maple behind the house

 New feature this year - non-clumping bamboo along the garage wall. I hope it's not too close to the wall.

All in all, May was  a good month for my garden. I missed two weeks while travelling in Europe. I always bring some ideas from the gardens I visit there. I need to post more pictures, especially from one of the English gardens where we had an honor to talk and walk through the garden with its Head Gardener.
See you soon!
I am joining  Helen at The Patient Gardener’s Weblog 
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