Today, the 15th of May, has dawned cold, sunny, and windy here in the Johnson City area of upstate New York. We are under a freeze watch for tonight. But the world around me is in bloom, and that is all that matters this morning.
It's time for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens, named because an Indiana blogger dreams of "the days of May, when the sun is warm, the sky is blue, the grass is green and the garden is all new again." Well, three out of four isn't bad at all.
Fortunately, we held off and didn't plant any of our tomatoes or coleus.
So, this morning, I ran around my yard taking pictures, refusing to wear a jacket.
The last of the tulips brighten the front yard. (they have hung on so long, thanks to cool weather).
One of our many hanging baskets.
In the back yard, our phlox is just starting.
Three bleeding hearts. Pink.
Inside, a Mother's Day gift last year - this moth orchid has rebloomed and has been in bloom since January. I don't think I will ever do as well with an orchid ever again. Some of the flowers (I had 13 at one point) are starting to die.
And finally, my Mother's Day gift to myself this year. I took this orchid (can you tell I like pink?) outdoors for its photo.
Now that it's May, I can enjoy what remains of spring and look forward to our vegetable garden. And, now that you have looked at my flowers, please go to May Dreams Gardens and link to flower gardens from all over the world.