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My May Garden

Bleeding Heart

Friendz! I’m so excited that it’s Friday, and I am even more excited that spring has finally hit the midwest. Like always, we go from cold to hot and steamy in a matter of days, but whatever! I’m just glad it’s jorts weather, ya know?! I’ve been spending a lot of time tidying up the gardens over the last few weeks and I’m excited to share with you a few pics. Things are looking lush, and I love the new fence as a backdrop. I knew that green fence wasn’t pretty but I didn’t realize how much of a difference our new fence would make.

So here how things have been shaping up over the last month, it’s crazy how much things have changed in only 30 days.


Side Garden




Side Garden


Weeping Crab Apple








Solomon’s Seal


Crab Apple

We planted the crabapple right after we moved in, this will be the fifth year it’s been in our yard. We quickly dubbed it “Finn’s Tree” and have been taking a photo of him in front of it every spring when it’s in bloom. That tree and that kid are getting huge fast!

in gardening, Month-to-Month
14 comments… add one
  • emily @ go haus go May 30, 2014

    You are so good at this! It looks fantastic. I like the way you photographed the side garden. I felt like I was getting a peek into this secret, lush space. It’s really great. It’s made me totally loathe even more (if that’s possible) my own chain link fence.

    • Scoops June 2, 2014

      Thanks, Emily! With that new tree it kinda feels like a secret garden, I love it so much!

  • Marie May 30, 2014

    Would you mind sharing where you got the copper bird bath/bowl in the side garden? Your yard looks amazing! Cheers to Friday and to spring in the Midwest (I’m in St. Louis).

    • Scoops June 2, 2014

      No Problem! I got the birdbath at wayfair.com. You can find the direct link here :)

  • Deb May 30, 2014

    I just love your yard and the new fence! I am also in love with the weeping crab apple. I was trying to search where to find one as I have the perfect spot if it doesn’t get too big.

    • Scoops June 2, 2014

      Hey Deb, The crab apple is called Ruby Tears. If I remember correctly it’s drape is only supposed to get to about 10 feet wide by 8 feet tall. Mine is probably kind of close to mature size, I imagine it will just fill in more as time goes on. I hope you can find something perfect.

  • Jamie May 30, 2014

    Have you eaten any of your solomon’s seal?

    • Scoops June 2, 2014

      No! I didn’t know you could, should I be doing that? How does one eat it? In a salad?

  • One day I want to grow up to be like you!

  • Vanessa June 1, 2014

    It looks so beautiful Scoops and your pictures are perfect. Well done.

  • MeghanSSJ June 10, 2014

    I love all of your garden posts, but even more when they are juxtaposed against life stuff. So, I think I started really reading your blog consistently not too long before Gus was born. Now, he’s a big boy! Your garden looks fab too. Also, I ripped out what must have been Solomon’s seal, as a weed spreading into the my perennial garden from the schoolyard behind my yard today. Woops.

    • Scoops June 12, 2014

      Hey Meghan! Don’t feel too bad about that solomon’s seal. I kind of think if it’s not variegated it tends to look weedy, you did the right thing, dawg. That’s sweet of you to say about having the “real life” things set against images from the garden. Sometimes I don’t want to be that annoying blogger who talks to much about her kids and stuff, but maybe I should include them a little bit more from time to time. Hope your garden is looking lovely and that you are getting the chance to spend lots of time outside!

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