Poppies keep popping. We've seen pink and maroon so far.
Calfornia poppies are coming on fast and furious as well.
Corn poppies have formed good foliage, no blossoms yet.
Lilies popped out of the ground quickly.
Rose campion is usually a summer blossom.
Just visible is one of the begonias from the greenhouse.
Brave violas are looking leggy. A haircut and
some fertilizer might give them one last fling
before hot weather is here to stay.
Echinacea is everywhere. It reseeded into paths, even.
Roses are early. This is Julia Child, one of my favs.
White Pentas are already transplanted into the yellow rose bed.
'Brocaded Gown' was first daylily to flower along
with 'Olive Bailey Langdon,' a reblooming
purple which did not bloom last year until the
last possible moment before cold weather.
Brocaded Gown blooms all over the garden:
edging the yellow roses, with gingers in the Upper
Garden, and other choice spots.
Punicas are a fun shrub.Flowering pomegranates are almost fool-proof. No pests, grows in sun or shade and lasts forever. I divided an old shrub that was here before me. 'Madame Legrille' has a long history.They come after the flush of azaleas, dogwood and Philadelpus and ahead of the summer blooming shrubs.
I'm trying to move everything from the greenhouse before hot weather. I planted out two Cycads that have fresh tops. The spot of pink visible to the right is early blooms on Spiraea Bumalda.
All the Pentas cuttings kept over the winter are going out to beds of butterfly delights. I'm waiting until they bloom so the unmarked ones are planted with like colors. Blue Porterweeds are in place. I'm planting flat-leaf parsley seedlings among the nectar plants to provide hosts for Black Swallowtails, scattered about so they're harder for the birds to find caterpillars. Pipevine is coming up everywhere in the back yard. I plan to transplant pipevine and passifloras to the east side of the stick house.
Join us for Fertilizer Friday on Tootsie Time, a meme where you can Flaunt Your Flowers. Thanks to Tootsie for hosting the weekly meme despite all the work she has getting a new place renovated and everything in place.