I am finally posting these photos from mid-May, with 'Purple Sensation' alliums and 'Excelsior' Spanish bluebells in bloom above.
By the middle of May the 'Royal Raindrops' crabapple trees had dropped their petals and taken up their summer maroon color.
'Early Emperor' alliums in the foreground were a lovely contrast with the chartreuse leaves of a 'Sutherland Gold' elderberry at left and the 'Red Dragon' contorted filbert at right.
This chair has been a favorite place to sit and take in the view down both sides of the path.
The last of the tulips included 'Blue Spectacle,' 'Black Hero' and these unknown coral-red lily tulips.
In the white garden, 'Spring Green' viridiflora tulips bloomed along with the 'Popcorn' viburnum at back right.