The little garden around 'Little Gem' magnolia has
lavender pentas, Brazilian ruellia, begonias, Persian Shield and
'Little Grapette' daylily which is not in bloom yet.
Here's 'Little Grapette' bloomg beside a recycled rough concrete
walk-through in one of my long beds. 'Little Grapette' is a
good companion to 'Byzantine Emperor' daylily blooming now and
'Olive Bailey Langdon' which was invaded by a fire ant mound and is now struggling.
This heirloom gladioli was moved from an old house site
elsewhere on this place. I know its name but I forget.
Speaking of heirlooms, here's 'Old Red' again. It's the staple of
the daylily garden, here for more than 50 years. Here it is
growing with Hydrangea, Larkspur and reseeded
Salvia coccinea and gomphrena.
I had a disappointment today. When 'Joan Senior' finally bloomed, it was mislabeled. It is a pretty peach color but not the near white I was hoping for.
Visit Simply Susan for more May Favorites. I couldn't list all mine, we would be here all day. I must go water Gardenias. I didn't get to all of them yesterday. The ones that did get watered are bursting into bloom. Usually Gardenias are June bloomers here.
Flowers and text are from the garden of Nell Jean at www.seedscatterer.blogspot.com in hot, humid Southwest Georgia where Gardenia and Magnolia fragrances float on the breeze. A breeze is always welcome here in summer.