In The May Yard

Early each morning I walk in the front yard.   Due to very little rain, many of my flowers have been delayed.  The red amaryllis didn’t bloom until late April and beginning of May.












By mid-May, most blooms were gone and seed pods were forming.







The last amaryllis bloom was around May 19th and beside it is a single white lily. Usually my white lilies would be blooming for 2 weeks of beautiful flowers.  With the drought this spring, I have been manually watering but it has not been enough. It’s a strange year for my flowers.



















Around the end of last month, the frangipani began blooming.  The two small trees are covered in blooms.








I will enjoy the blooms through the summer into September.  It will go dormant by October.













The little gardenia bush had its first blooms around the middle of May. It bloomed for over a week.

















I was totally surprised when my white forced amaryllis from last holiday season re-bloomed.  I put it on the front porch.























The white amaryllis brings such pleasure.














The tropical croton bushes are always colorful and pleasing to the eye.










Let’s end with a few flowers.


















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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

32 thoughts to “In The May Yard”

    1. Your white amaryllis is a beauty. I’ve had so much pleasure from my amaryllis that has produced flowers for the third year. The flowers lasted a long time as there were two stems with two flowers on each one. All the flowers in your garden are lovely. I would love to grow frangipani, but I don’t think our climate is warm enough in the UK. A lot of watering is needed here too at this time of sunshine days.

  1. Beautiful flower photos, Carol. Your yard must be so pretty! We haven’t had a drought here in PA but a very cool spring made all the flowers bloom later than normal.

  2. All those big and colorful blooms made me super happy! But what really captures my attention is that cute bunny!!! Happy Weekend Carol 🙂

  3. Many of your flowers are only grown indoors here in New England. We grow amaryllis in a pot at Christmas time inside. Your gardenia is beautiful. They don’t last outdoors here but I once had one indoors and it was lovely.

    1. Definitely New England wouldn’t be a great place for tropical plants, but you have plants I can’t grow. The grass is always greener….

  4. They are lovely flowers! I smiled to see the Frangipani, we have a frangipani tree but the flowers never stay long as the boys like to break them off and give them to me as gifts whenever they play outside, ha! They know I like flowers. It’s sweet.

    Hope you have a nice weekend ahead of you 🙂

  5. Thanks so much for showing us around your yard Carol. You have some beautiful blooms. Even during times like these, flowers never fail to cheer me up.
    Enjoy your Sunday! x

  6. I’m sorry Carol. When I saw your post I immediately thought of the song “amarillo” by Tony Christy. OK I know it’s the wrong meaning but I think the song suits those bright happy-go-lucky flowers. Do you?

  7. WOW! Beautiful is an understatement to describe your blooms, Carol!

    I, too, love the name frangipani! It’s called kemboja in my corner of the world.

    1. Kemboja looks like another cute name – I’m just trying to figure out how you would say it. Is the j hard or soft like a Spanish J? Happy Tuesday!

  8. I’m enjoying your colorful garden (and bunny!) on this rainy winter day!

    Thanks for being a part of ‘My Corner of the World’ this week!

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