As the month of May winds down, the Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans, 'Burgundy Glow') in the garden was bringing some much needed early color to the garden.
It has taken a couple of years after transplanting these plants from elsewhere in the garden to finally fill in the area in front of Buddha and near the Gazebo end of the garden's south side.
The purple color looks fantastic. In another years time both areas should be completely filled in. At that point I can take clippings and starting adding elsewhere (I have to be careful to keep it in controllable areas so that it does not spread out of control. Also, if you look closely in the picture above, you will see a small Japanese Painted Fern growing at the base of the rock wall. This appeared on its own, blown in last season from an existing plant no doubt. I have decided to let it grow, along with several others that appeared elsewhere. If they get too big over time, I can always relocate.