What Blooms in May in My Tennessee Garden?

Here is what blooms in my Tennessee garden in May 2010. There’s always a lot to see this time of year and I’m sure I’ve missed some things but here we go!

Red Achillea
Patio Garden – Garden Shed in the background
Achillea, Phlox pilosa, and Catmint Combination
Deck Garden – The irises here are done but the foliage still remains.

Nepeta faassenii (Catmint) ‘Walker’s Low’
Around the Witch hazel with oregano sprawling around.

Nepeta faassenii (Catmint) ‘Walker’s Low’
Self-sowing garden – not a big self-seeder but I like it so I put it there!
Purple Iris

from the Arbor Garden/Self-Sowing Garden

(grown from seed of an ‘Oranges and Lemons’ Gaillardia, definitely not true to type!)

White Iris next to a Japanese Maple
Arbor Garden/Corner Shade Garden

Asclepias tuberosa (Orange Butterfly Weed)
Rain Garden
Buds are all over

and Flowers are underneath!
Red Poppies
Self-sowing Garden

Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ and ‘Snow Hill’
Front garden – I want to completely renovate this garden. I’ll explain in a later post.

Thanks to Carol for hosting Bloom Day!
If you missed anything from The Home Garden this week check out the list of posts below:
Sunday May 9, 2010
Monday May 10, 2010
Tuesday May 11, 2010
Wednesday May 12, 2010
Thursday May 13, 2010
Friday May 14, 2010

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About Dave

Dave has written GrowingTheHomeGarden.com since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 4 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave has a side business growing and selling heirloom vegetables and herb plants through Blue Shed Gardens and works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.


  1. Hi Dave! You have so many delicious combinations in your garden.

  2. I like your plants. Thanks!

  3. It all looks swell, Dave. Looking forward to hearing about the renovation of the front bed.

    Happy Bloom Day

  4. Nice combos – and a self- sowing garden is such a great idea!

  5. i like your posts and plants, they're beautiful.

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