From commentor Mary G:
This is the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink bed in my driveway. Got three batches of blooms from the snapdragons planted in November for the first time; I love gardening in Southern California. Something is always blooming, but I like May the best.
Does anyone know what the plant with the dark purple/orange and red flower is in the closeups? My gardener got it from a garden club sale but didn’t get the name of it. I thought it was a big nothing-burger and was going to pull it up, but am I ever glad I didn’t.
Here north of Boston, I have twenty-two mail order tomato plants from Southern California & Alabama waiting to be transplanted — not to mention the bare-root clearance Asian pear, lilacs, blueberry & forsythia bushes that I couldn’t resist — and there’s been a persistent cold drizzle for the last three days. And if there’s any part of gardening I enjoy less than horsing big sacks of potting mix, it’s horsing big cold slippery soggy sacks of potting mix… especially when it was in the low eighties (but hella humid) at the beginning of the week. May is not the best month for New England gardeners, it’s a godsdamned tease!
How are your gardens doing, this week?