May is the traditional month of flowers and the height of color in the yard. This is the time to get out and truly enjoy the splendor of the season.
Lily of the Valley: This highly fragant flower typically blooms in late spring, but it can bloom earlier in years with mild winters.
Magnolia Tree: Magnolia x soulangiana, the saucer magnolia, is a beautiful late spring bloomer.
Lilac: This shrub fills the late spring garden with scent and color.
Spiraea: These shrubs are an old-fashioned favorite.
Peonies: These shrubs carry the garden from late spring into summer.
Allium: Somewhat prosaically called the “flowering onion,” this bloom is spectacular.
Wood Anemone: Anemones are always lovely in the wilderness garden.
Jack in the Pulpit: This wildflower is a favorite in spring.
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