After the bulb display of April and May, we enter the dead time until the daisies and monarda start going in mid-June. This baffling dead time in the garden is frustrating.
I planted some things last year to address this dead zone, and they are blooming now, but I see now that they are all the same, understated color (blue/purple). Maybe incorporating more yellow and white will help it pop. Maybe some poppies?
There is some penstemon blooming right now that looks really pretty. I think it’s starting to spread now that I am disciplining the stiltgrass. I played around with my iPhone camera, and caught a cool shot of a bee visiting one of the blooms (up top).
And it was a beautiful weekend even if the garden still needs work.