Some of you have asked to see pictures of my very happy garden, so here we go.
First, these are images from last year, about this same time. (My garden does its best thing in June.)
Alliums, with a guest.
Yellow daylilies. Yellow foxgloves. Red perennial (oriental) poppy. Stonecrop. Orange annual poppy with variegated hosta. Orange perennial (oriental) poppy. Pink “peony” annual poppy. Pink peony.White perennial (oriental) poppy. Peach perennial (oriental) poppy. Orange daylilies. Lady’s mantle with hellebores (helleborus niger).Purple bearded iris. Rose de Provins or Apothecary Rose. This is a medieval plant, although they grew it for medicinal use.
And now some of today’s blossoms. More poppies.
This is Lady’s Mantle – I love how raindrops nestle in the leaves.
A white rosa rugosa. This one is really old – it opens with a pinkish tinge and turns white. The bees love it.
This is a rosa rugosa called Agnes. It’s a bit peachy when it opens, then turns yellow.