The Garden in May

May is the month where my garden changes the absoluste most from the 1st of the month to the last. In the beginning of the month everything is still mostly bare and all the beech hedges are still brown with last year's foliage. Only my many white tulips light up in the dark. Then the apple blossoms explode for 2-3 days (my favourite garden moment, even more precisous because of how short it is) and then quickly starts to fade, leaving an overwhelming dusting of white petal snow all over the lawn. Quickly thereafter when everything has turned green and thick, dots of colour start to emerge, pinks, blues and purple. Aquilegias, Centaurea, Persicaria bistorta, Geranium Phaeum  and many others. Even my rose 'Alchymist' which climbs the soutfacing side of the house just started blooming yesterday