|This is an old-fashioned, almost wild rose. The plant spreads quite rapidly. It only blooms once.
|This David Austin rose reblooms.
|Roses do well on the east side of the house, protected from afternoon sun.
|I received this plant from my mother-in-law. I have never seen it anywhere else. The blooms and and leaves seem "thistle-like", but it has no thorns or stickers.
|The first peony begins to bloom.
|I love the true-blue colors of the bachelor buttons. They are reseeding annuals. I have fewer flowers this year than in the past
|I believe this is a Globemaster Allium.
|I believe this is also a allium, although it does not have the lollipop top.
|The Allium chrisophii or Star Onion begins to bloom. This is a recommended plant from The Undaunted Garden by Lauren Springer, my favorite garden book.
|The Honey Locust tree has an insignificant bloom that has a sweet scent and attracts honeybees and moths. Standing under the tree you hear the happy hum of bees.
|The Mock Orange Shrub is full of blossoms.
|My favorite iris. The photo doesn't quite have the color right.
|After a few days of hot wind this week, there are just a few poppies blooming in exuberant orange.
|We harvested our first rhubarb.
|Under the mulberry tree, our guinea, Edna, is setting on her nest. We are not optimistic that she will succeed in hatching her eggs. But she is persistent. Read more about Edna's parenting problems here.