by Kim Riedel
May is an exciting month in the garden…watching all the buds forming on the blackberries, raspberries and miniature roses, blossoms on the apple tree, and small fruit appearing on the strawberry plants and the pear and plum trees. I have also loved the scent of my white lilac that is putting off a beautiful fragrance that floats through the air around our yard. One of the things that I love about perennials, plants that come back year after year, is that I can have blooming flowers before it is time to plant annuals, and there are already many that are blooming or getting ready to bloom. Gardens are taking shape as vegetable plants and flowers are being planted with the hopes of produce and beautiful colors.