This is late, but I’m still posting because it’s fun to look back…
We are in the midst of a heatwave here in New England, which is changing things rapidly in the garden. We had snow on May 8th and now we have temperatures in the mid 80s. It’s kind of crazy!
But I took these photos just before the heat hit, so it shows a more normal May for us.
In May, things are still waking up for us. Barely any leaves on the trees, and a lot of the grass isn’t green yet. The flower garden had bulbs I planted last spring (daffodils, muscari, and tulips) bringing some color.
For food, we are still pretty limited- asparagus, chives, and rhubarb is all I’ve harvested. The cold frame is new this year, so this fall and next winter I hope to have greens in it early (though that will reduce my seed starting capabilities, but I’ll figure it out).
May is when asparagus starts to come up here. We went from none to a lot so fast! This is my 3rd year with the asparagus bed, so I can actually harvest this year. The first year you harvest nothing, the next year only a little.
My peas went in- they don’t mind the cold
The rhubarb is also looking good. I over harvested the first year, so last year barely took any, and it’s looking great now.And in the herb garden, regular chives and garlic chives are up. The oregano I put in a pot didn’tsurvive the winter
Garlic continues to grow.
I’ve moved most of my seedling out to the cold frame. As it’s above freezing (mostly) now I put them on top during the day to soak up the sun, and put them inside at night.
And now for the flowers- bleeding heart is putting on a show, lots of white daffodils in the white garden. And this is the first spring of the blue and purple garden and I love it!
The long bed also has daffodils and tulips for the first time (it was tiny last spring and I did a major overhaul and expansion). I want to add a different color daffodil in the fall- I think there’s no dimension right now, but I’m so happy to have the color.