If you want a glorious Ottawa garden in late May, these were the stars that stole the show in my neighbourhood gardens:
Columbine (non native)
Native (what a month for them!)
Vegetables (based on my garden)
-- the greens have it --
Early Leaf Lettuce (the heading is just getting going for me)
In the works:
Bearded Iris, who has been waiting impatiently in the wings, is just putting on her costume, so are oriental poppy, jacob's ladder, peony and dianthus (pinks). I even saw a flower on my rugosa.
Gardeners, Plant and Nature lovers can join in every Sunday, visit As the Garden Grows for more information.