It seems like everything grows fastest here in May. We’ve (usually) had some warmer weather by now and any time it rains things seem to just shoot out of the ground. Here are a few of the more interesting foliage happenings around my garden this May.
Sempervivum ‘Hepworth Hybrid’ – Love the bright red spring colour on this one. I’ll have to shoot all of them sometime because others are looking pretty good too (‘Cherry Tart’ and ‘Ohio Burgundy’ in particular).
name – On the subject of Hens and Chicks here’s Jovibarba solobifera, always trying to show that it can do just that much more than you’d expect. I suppose with the ball shape of this plant’s offsets producing them above the main rosette will give them a better chance of rolling away somewhere good. Until then though it’s a nice hit of bright green colour.
I was really happy with the way my Rose and semi-hardy banana played together last year so I’ve decided to give them a head start this year – so far it looks like the rose will be in full bloom before the banana even has a leaf out and open, and I have no problems with that.
Adiantum pedatum – The new fronds on my Adiantum pedatum remind me each spring how awesome this plant is. I’ve killed the less hardy Adiantums so many times now it sometimes surprises me how trouble free this one is outside in the ground.
And because I can – right in the middle of the sunniest spot in my yard Hosta ‘June’ is already opening up while my latest Hosta ‘Captain Kirk’ in the front yard is barely poking its way out of the ground.