My usual cargo... This batch of #salsaredconeflower is heaed to Cayuga lake to be planted amongst some rich yellow #stelladorodaylily and dark blue #maynightsalvia.

Oh, the fun they will have.

#botanicalstyle #primarycolors

Story behind the image: a little girl came up to me inquiring about what I was looking at. Unfortunately, her mother collected her before I could fully explain the scene to her. Alas, an educational opportunity lost. #HoneyBee #MayNightSalvia
#Olympus E-M1 MKII 1/200 f11 ISO 800 300mm #getolympus #omdem1markII

Happy Fathers Day ! Hope you are enjoying the day! #fathers day#courtyard#perennials#maynightsalvia #dianthus

Silly fact about me: I only put flowers I LOVE in the garden. Except for this salvia. Truthfully, I'm not very fond of salvia. It stinks. If it gets water on it, it falls over. It is prone to powdery mildew.
The upside is it attracts lots of bees, it is drought tolerant, and when it first blooms in the spring it is a glorious explosion of purple. The couple of plants I have, I orginally put in as fillers. As time has gone on, I've found one thing to be very true: if you don't love it, don't plant it. I'm the same way with clothes. If I don't love it, I'll never wear.
So the question is...do I keep the salvia? Or replace it with something I love? 🤔

Added some salvia (may night) to add more pops of color. The yard is slowly looking more like a beautiful garden. But we still have a long way to go. #flowers #gardening #maynightsalvia #mynight #purpleflowers #yellowflowers

And just like that, it’s the end of May already. So many new flowers have started blooming and the gardens are really coming alive once again (depending where you live, of course 😉), so I thought I’d share a #mayinbloom . What’s blooming in yours? I always find it so fun to see what’s in bloom in gardens around the world. 🌸

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