Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Kentucky Blooms in May

Purple is one of my favorite colors to see in my gardens. This purple and white columbine is a second year perennial for us. I was just thrilled this year at the beauty of the blooms. 

In this same bed are ferns and more columbine. The columbine below is named "Little Red Lantern" and is very dainty and quite showy with it's red and yellow blooms. It has self-seeded in the bed so I have been very careful as I clean out the bed. 

The pink dogwoods planted two years ago have rewarded us with beautiful blooms.

Purple blooms in our front beds are so stunning. These iris would catch anyone's eye.

I do enjoy the instant color that perennials bring to flower beds and pots. 

A large flower pot filled with orange zinnias and other orange, red, and yellow perennials sits on a large piece of tree trunk that was too heavy for my husband to move by himself.  

Plants on our front porch include tuberous begonias, ferns, and petunias. 

Our roses are blooming with their brilliant red flowers. 

Our hostas have been putting on a show.  

Some are now starting to bloom.

Thanks for stopping by for a look at our gardens with their May blooms - Judy.

Linking to:

Garden Party hosted by Jemma, Jan, Liz, Linda and Stacey

Gardens Galore Link Up Party

Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wednesday evening

Share Your Style Link Party @ 21 Rosemary Lane on Wednesday evening

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Thursday evening

Sundays at Home @ My Soulful Home on Saturday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Table It Link Party @ Life and Linda

Inspiration Monday @ Our Southern Home

Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sundays


  1. How beautiful your garden must be. So colourful
    Jeanette ann

  2. Hello Judy, your gardens and flowers are all beautiful. Gorgeous photos. Have a happy day!

  3. Most definitely the advantage (among others, I’m sure!) of moving from the Midwest where we don’t have this kind of luscious, vibrant color until June!!! Beautiful!!!

  4. Your garden blooms are stunning Judy! I love Columbine and ferns! My ferns are starts from my dear mother and are gorgeous as well. I love Dogwood trees. Always remind me of my vacation to the Carolinas. Would love to try one here. My roses are still in bud. Can't wait for blooms! Thanks for sharing with the Garden Party and SYC.

  5. Judy, your garden is so colorful and lush! I love the purples and the Columbine is so very pretty! Hostas are a favorite of mine and there are so many varieties! Thanks for the delightful stroll this morning!

  6. I'm so glad you joined the Garden Party! Your clematis are so pretty- that little red lantern one is so unusual. Wonderful seeing your hostas- I can't believe they are flowering already! I love the way annuals provide a constant addition of flowers since perennials have a window of time that they bloom and then they're done. Love the big flower pot with the zinnias! I planted a dozen this year but I don't have flowers just yet. Have a great holiday weekend!

  7. Judy, I'm so glad you linked up! Your gardens look amazing. It must be cooler where you are than it is here. Our dogwoods are a sweet memory now. :)

    I love the scent of columbines! You have so many pretty things blooming right now. How wonderful!

  8. You're just far enough north of us that you can grow lovely flowers that we can't. I'm smitten with your columbines, although any purple flowers are my favorites. I'm also envious of your hostas. Mine are a banquet for the resident bunnies and deer!
    Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

  9. Judy,
    So great to have you join us! Love these blooms and the combination of colors are just so inspiring!
    Happy Memorial Day!

  10. Wow, so much blooming already in your Kentucky garden - lovely!!! I have never had luck with Columbine, although I did try it a couple of times - oh well, yours is certainly lovely though!

  11. Gorgeous blooms Judy! I love your columbine and the vibrant purples of the iris! It's a soggy rainy weekend here. Hope you're enjoy a sunny Memorial Day weekend in Kentucky!

  12. Wow Judy, such glorious blooms. Your hostas are gorgeous. I have a lot of sun around here. The red lantern is a showstopper. Lush gardens are such a pleasure to see. How beautiful to have all of this in your yard. Thanks you sharing your lovely garden at our May Garden party. Happy Memorial Day weekend.

  13. Your garden is wonderful,I love seeing your flowers so much!

  14. Judy, your garden is absolutely beautiful.... the columbines (some in colors I didn't even know they came in) are fabulous. I love all the flowers and the overall effect of your lush plantings is beautiful. I wouldn't even need that yummy looking treat to be happy just sitting there and gazing at it.

  15. Beautiful plants! And I like the collages of pictures.

  16. Such lovely flowers! Visiting from Gardens Galore.

  17. Judy, it was a pleasure to revisit this beautiful post again. Thank you so much for linking with Gardens Galore! Happy Gardening!