Our sign in peace

Our sign in peace
Our sign in peace

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Blessed May Day to one and all!

 What a beautiful May Day we had today! The sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky, a gentle breeze and so much to be done. After dinner I took a walk around and noticed all the great stuff coming up. These bleeding hearts just bloomed...
my most favorite herb in the whole wide world, Bee Balm. The fragrance just standing in the garden is so beautiful. In early July their blooms remind me of fireworks.
 In the herb garden, all the perennial herbs are coming up, especially the oregano. I love this time of year because everything is so fresh and new...
The Lily of the Valley is everywhere. It is so envasive but beautiful too, and the smell, it takes me back to so many memories.
 The May pinks are blooming everywhere, in every different color. Such a sign of spring...
I found this tiny baby fern growing in the field stone steps leading up to the house...
and Daffidols, beautiful in so many colors...but as I look around the farm, I am seeing so many invasive plants as well as non-native species that have to go. I am taking the non-native pledge and am going to begin ridding our property of anything (within reason) that is not a native plant to Connecticut. My friend and I are planning a trip to a nursery in Woodbury that specializes in this. I will post our trip and what we learn. So enjoy the May flowers that April has brought, Happy May Day to all.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pictures! Which nursery are you all going to? I took a few hours off yesterday and visited the Connecticut Sheep Breeders Assoc. 102nd Annual Sheep and Wool Festival. I missed the dog trials, but almost drowned in fleece! I also hit a rug show in Fairfield which has just inspired me to get my studio back together and get to hookin'! :o)