Above: Here is my back Adventure Garden in late May/early June. Doesn't look that impressive yet, does it? The roses at the back haven't even leafed out yet. But this is a reality gardening blog, so here you go. To see impressive pictures please check out some from last year!
The right side is sunny and the left is shady, so it is a challenge to get a sense of continuity across this garden. The right side is also more mature. The iceland poppies are spreading all over the place - not exactly a low maintenance plant, but I let them stay because they add so much colour at this time of year. In a couple more days I should have more of them blooming on the left (shady) side as well. Both early and late tulips are also blooming right now thanks to the short, condensed spring we have had.
This garden needs work to add to the spring show, I think. I tend to plant spring bulbs last once I am happy with the overall layout of perennials and shrubs, which I think I am for this garden. So that means I'm making notes right now of where to plant more bulbs this fall. Like maybe a whole bunch of tulipa tarda in front of my catmint and also in the top left in front of the feather reed grass.
Since the above picture isn't very impressive, here are a few close-ups: