Before I get to the lemon slice, if you haven’t already seen it, the winner of the Fusion giveaway was Lucy Auburn. Congrats to Lucy!
I visited my favorite spot (Country Sun Farm in Lake Elmo) for buying my annuals last week and was really excited to find the Lemon Slice million bells.
I’d been admiring them in other people’s planters for the last couple of years, but hadn’t found them for my own. Aren’t they fab? I’m not usually a fan of yellow flowers, but these are so doggone charming they almost look fake. So, I bought a bunch of them! And while I was at it, I bought a bunch of other stuff too!
I filled up my galvanized boiler window boxes.
And my rusty toolbox planter (see, I told you I don’t mind a little rust!)
While I was out planting, I took a moment to admire my May hosta.
The color on this hosta is truly this vibrant. It just glows. It’s always so beautiful and pristine in the spring before it gets clobbered by hail or munched on by slugs, maybe that is why it’s called May. If you are looking for a brilliant chartreuse hosta, I highly recommend it. Here’s a hosta tip for you. Even though hostas grow in the shade, you won’t get the most vibrant colors on them in full shade. Those with more yellow tones will be brighter with a little sun. This one is in a fairly sunny spot. Blue toned hostas will do better in shade.
There are lots of things blooming in my May garden. The bleeding heart is in full bloom. This is a variety with chartreuse leaves called Gold Heart. I have a lot of shade in my gardens and I love using bright chartreuse plants because they really pop out of the shadows.
The foam flower is looking good. This is also an amazing choice for the shade. It blooms for quite a while, and even once it’s done blooming it is a pretty plant.
I even still have some tulips blooming. We’ve had cool weather lately and the tulips last forever when it stays cool.
And speaking of cool, last night we had temps forecast in the mid to upper 30’s. I thought winter was over! I had all of my new annuals, including my Lemon Slice million bells covered with sheets, I hope they made it!