A garden should be more about what you have and what you’ve done than about what you don’t have or haven’t done. Gardeners, me included, spend too much time thinking about all that needs to be done and all the plants we want to get, which can be discouraging.
Sometimes you just have to sit back and think of all that you have done and all that you do have in your garden. The end of May is a good time to do that.
What I have right now is a lot of yellow flowers. Want to see them? This first flower is a coreopsis, Coreopsis lanceolata. I grew it from seed back in 2000. Let’s all take a vow to not call this by its common, Tickseed. That’s a terrible name for a carefree flower like this!
This is a yellow daisy flower with silver, lacy foliage.
I long ago lost the name of this flower, so if someone has an ID on it, please let me know. It self sows quite a bit, but not in an annoying way, more in a way that you end up with lots of little starts to passalong to others. If I want to impress someone who comes to visit, I won’t call it “yellow daisy that I forget the name of”, I’ll call it Daisius argentifolia ‘May Dreams’.
The evening primrose is blooming!
To put a positive spin on this next yellow flower, I won’t say, “this is a weed that I just haven’t pulled yet”. Instead it is a wildflower that I have let stay for awhile.
I bought some yellow Lantana to put in hanging baskets. I like how they are performing now. They are in full sun and seem to be able to take it in stride.
I can’t really have a post about yellow flowers without showing the Stella d’Oro daylilies.
I’ll wrap up with some yellow foliage.
This is Tradescantia ‘Sweet Kate’. In previous posts and on the last Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, I mis-identified this as ‘Blue and Gold’. I think they are probably quite similar.
There you have it, those are my yellow flowers blooming now. Since I’ve focusing on what I have, I won’t mention that I don’t yet have yellow tomato or squash flowers yet. I’ll have some soon enough, I’m sure.
So Happy Gardening and please enjoy the last day of May tomorrow by remembering what you have in your garden and what you’ve done so far this spring. I’m sure it’s a lot.
(By the way, I’m looking forward to tomorrow when I post the virtual meeting of the Garden Bloggers’ Book Club. There is still time to post about the book or passalong plants, as I won’t be publishing the virtual meeting post until later in the evening tomorrow. We have at least three new gardener/readers participating for the first time, which is wonderful!)