First, my poppies wrapped up their blooms this month, much to the disappointment of the buzzing bees, who could always be found on the blooms.
The larkspur has been putting on quite the show, adding an English cottage garden feel to my hot Texas garden.
The larkspur looks a lot like delphiniums, but does much better with the heat and drought of Texas.
Wrapping up the English cottage garden blooms are the Graham Thomas antique roses.
A few weeks ago, I added some annuals to the courtyard to give it some color and included impatients, kalanchoes and torenias.
In the courtyard, the pansies that were planted last fall are still going strong, especially with the cooler than average temperatures we've been having.
In the shade garden, the agapanthus is starting to bloom, but hasn't reached its full glory just yet.
The gladiolas are just starting to bloom. I love these vibrant purple varieties that always bloom first.
Volunteer sunflowers, planted by the birds, are also opening their blooms.
As are other annuals, like the blanket flowers,
The gardenias are filling the air with their intoxicating fragrance.
And the insects are enjoying the nectar of the black-eyed Susans,
as well as the asters.
Then there are a handful of other reliable Texas blooms, like the prickly pear cactus,
and lantana (which the hummingbirds are absolutely loving).
That wraps up my May blooms. Be sure to stop by May Dreams Gardens for many more May blooms in other gardens around the world.