The delightful month of May in Carla’s garden



Carla Zambelli is sharing with us today the abundance of spring in her Malvern, Pennsylvania garden.

May means rhododendrons, azaleas, peonies, the first roses, and more! The garden is full of birdsong and colors. Every day is something new!

Close up of a deep red rhododendron in bloomA beautiful dark, rich, red Rhododendron Full bloom in spring

Two different shrubs with white flowers in the gardenwhite azalea (Rhododendron hybrid, zones 5-9) and double Viburnum Plaquetum (Zones 5-8) Both offer white flowers against rich spring greens.

The art of wood owl carvingCarla has art scattered around the garden, and this wooden owl carving looks beautiful and right at home.

Pink azalea grows with a bright green fern.Azalea blooms with a beautiful fern (seems Ethereum ‘Ghost’, Zones 4-8)

Close up of two bright yellow tree peony flowersThe beautiful yellow tree peony (Paeonia hybrid, zones 3-8) blooms.

Close up of bright pink clematis flowerA spectacular large-flowered clematis (Clematis hybrid, zones 5-8) begins to slip along the petal sheath.

Clematis with large pink flowersA few days later the same clematis — more petals open, but more to come.

Close-up of white clematis flowers in pale pinkThis large-flowered clematis has the most delicate blooms, almost white, edged in the most delicate pink.

Shaded garden with white flowers and diverse plantsA beautiful view of the garden in the shade of the trees, with a lot of beauty from the different colored plants.

Garden seating area surrounded by plants.There is a nice place to sit and enjoy the garden, surrounded by potted plants, many of which are tropicals that overwinter indoors.

Carla sent so many beautiful photos that we will be back in her garden tomorrow to enjoy more of them!

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