Friday, May 15, 2015

GBBD - May


It's May, Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, “nature suddenly has got blue and green here”  these were the lyrics of 60s.
March and April were cool and cloudy and it seemed that spring was lazy and not in hurry: there were rare leaves, the grass was yellow.

But May has come and spring woke up and hurried!



Young leaves on spirea sprouted to May 1,
then hyacinths, berry bushes bloomed to May 5.
the garden has been decorated with daffodils, blackthorn and plum flowers to May 10,
tulips have opened their buds, white flowers of bird cherry filled the air with their fragrance to May 13.
Finally the apple trees and rhododendrons are in bloom in mid-May.


In veggie garden the first ones are onions. 



I grow a new variety of onion, it's Suvorov onion (Allium suworowii), one of the group of mountain onions, under the general title "Anzur." It grows wild in the mountainous regions of Middle and Central Asia. He is also known under the names "Allium Stipitatum", "a giant onion", "onion the highest."
I like the garlicky-onion taste of its leaves. In June the flower opens on its stem and then the small bulbs mature.
 

The another onion is Chives (Allium schoenoprasum), the smallest onion, is well known everywhere. I often make chives, suvorov and tomato salad. 
Of course all kinds of weeds are growing well since April. I do not have time to fight them constantly. Two days ago I cleaned the soil around the roses, and again small goutweed leaves have been seen under the roses:((

What plants please you in mid-May?

28 comments:

  1. Everything is colouring up now isn't it?

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  2. Wonderful blooms and cute birds!
    Here spring is still lazy and not hurrying.
    Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Soon spring will be in hurry in your place too Sara.

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  3. What a lovely collage dear Nadezda!
    Preety Spring blooms and preety birds too!
    It's getting hot here these days!
    Are you visiting Greece this Summer?
    Have a happy weekend!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dimi I'd love to but have no plans till now for this summer.

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  4. A very exciting time in your garden! Spring has certainly arrived beautifully there!

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    1. You're right Peter. It's exciting season!

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  5. So lovely to see all your spring blooms! We are a few weeks ahead of you, so all of my spring bulbs have faded away. But I do have weeds:)

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    1. So do I, Rose. They grow faster than flowers and veggies:((

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  6. Your May collage is so colourful and sunny, I love this time of year of growing and flowering. That giant onion is very interesting. We have such giant onions but use them only for decoration in the flower garden.
    Have a nice weekend!
    Janneke

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    1. I did the same, Janneke I always thought this onion is for decoration. But then learned that all other my decorative onions have no garlicky-onion scent like this Giant onion has.

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  7. Beautiful Nadezda! May is such a beautiful month gardenwise. Working on a blogpost about our garden right now.
    Marian

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    1. Can't wait to read about your garden, Mariam.

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  8. Preciosas Nadezda. La primavera aquí ha vuelto a llenar los castaños de flores, están cuajados;)
    Buen fin de semana.
    Un beso.

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    1. Aqui no crecen los castaños que lastima! Pero puedo imaginar la belleza en tu lugar, Laura.

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  9. I think May has well and truly arrived in your garden Nadezda. All looking good.

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    1. You're right, May is here and days are warm and partly sunny, Angie :))

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  10. Your spring garden is looking so pretty Nadezda. I love your Poppies. I just have no luck with them for some reason so I enjoy looking at other gardeners pretties. Just have to love spring when everything starts blooming. Hope you have been well.

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    1. Thank you, Lone!
      Happy spring to you too!

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  11. So lovely to see all your spring blooms !
    Gorgeous pictures !!
    Greetings

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  12. I like your tulips and hyacinth. For myself, I think right now I like the Tulips and Bleeding Heart best.

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    1. I agree, Jason. They both are so graceful.

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  13. I love my bleeding heart and anemones in the spring but anything that blooms makes me happy, even the dandelions. Your collage is beautiful!

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    1. I hate dandelions, Tammy. I have to renovate my lawn if they grow up on it. But the meadow full of dandelions in pretty:))

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  14. Your garden has a lot of beautiful flowers!! I want to taste Suvorov onion :)

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