May morning in the garden

It’s only 40 degrees F on a sunny mid-May morning. Still there is Nature’s beauty on display.

Red young growth on the rose is due to the presence of anthocyanins. This coloration protects the bush from UV rays .

Chives flower

Asiatic lily thinking about blooming

The first rose bloom of the season

 

Yes it bloomed

If you’ve been visiting Roadtirement for a while you know that we have been waiting somewhat impatiently for the Asiatic Lily to bloom. As you can see, it did bloom this morning.

Lots of buds still growing, so it looks like we’ll be blessed with more pretty blooms. Oh, and if you look in the lower right hand corner of the photo¬† you can just see some leaves of the mint that we also have growing. It smells so pretty!

So close to bloom

We have been watching this Asiatic Lily closely. We planted this last year when it was in bloom, and the growth this season has been impressive.

 

 

 

They say a watched pot never boils. The same idea fits flowers. We have been checking, sometimes twice a day. Yep, seems like a watched Asiatic Lily never blooms, but we’re getting close.