In Season: May Blooms

May 15, 2014

peony may 2014

This month, all of my favorite flowers are in bloom here in Dublin. Peonies, lilacs, gorse, irises. Peonies because they are the fluffiest, gorse because it smells like coconut, and lilacs and irises because they remind me of piano recitals when I was younger. My mom used to bring Peggy, our piano teacher, bouquets of irises and lilacs at our end of the year recital.  peony 2 may 2014 lilac may 2014 gorse may 2014

This one is the gorse, the rest are more universally recognizable. It blooms twice a year and smells just like coconut.  iris may 2014 yellow tree may 2014

This is not gorse, but it’s equally yellow and do you see that big bee in the corner? He was so happy. clematis may 2014

Clematis in Dublin isn’t as deep purple as I remember it in Maine, and sometimes it seems a little more like an invasive weed than a garden plant, but the giant walls of it are really impressive.  clematis 2 may 2014


What’s in bloom in your neck of the woods?

1 Comment

  • Reply Antonella May 16, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    More or less the same flowers, with the only difference that I don’t know their names like you do. Enjoy the weekend!

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