May 14: More shade plants are blooming this week. The delicate pink heucherella in the first picture is a cross between coral bells (Heuchera) and the native foamflower (Tiarella) shown in the second picture. Snowdrop anemone is a lovely spring plant with nice shiny green foliage. The last two pictures are a variegated Soloman's Seal and a yellow azalea.
Snow-in-summer is named for its grayish foliage and white flowers. It's another good wall plant, and is very hardy. The pink rhododendron 'Scintillation' starting to open its flowers early this year, due to a couple of days of very warm weather.
May 23: The shade garden continues to delight. White snowdrop anemone and blue scilla hispanica line a garden path, joined by pink columbine, sweet-scented lily of the valley, and dew-flecked crested iris.
May 26: Pink and purple clematis are in bloom and Dianthus 'Bath's Pink' spreads over a walkway. Some of my favorite colors are the deep red of the 'Nova Zembla' rhododendron and the amazine turquoise blue of Corydalis 'Blue Panda', both shown here next to Spanish bluebells (Scilla hispanica).