May in the south eastern Australian country garden is the beginning or an incredible wildflower season that peaks in winter and continues through into springtime. My cottage garden overlooks farmland and river gums (eucalyptus trees) and wattle (acacia) forest.
My clivea and cymbidium orchids are budding up at this time of year and will brighten the courtyard with blooms throughout winter.
I love this glazed ceramic pot. my youngest daughter gifted it to me which makes it extra special. The Jonny Jump Up viola's self-seed every year. This is a typical May day in my cottage garden. Glorious autumn days of sunshine...
...chilly evenings to curl up with a book. I've just read May Flowers by Margaret Lake and can highly recommend it for a relaxing romantic read.
May Flowers (Twelve Months of Romance - May)
All her life, May knew that her older sister resented her beauty, but now that April has found the love of her life, they’ve grown much closer.
All May wants to do now is help April plan her wedding and devote herself to her career.
But fate has other plans for her as an unlikely friendship turns into a love that she hadn’t foreseen.