Let me show you some new blooms from the week-end and the beginning of the week. The most reliable and the most popular perennials grown in a garden are blooming now like Irises:
My favorite is the white one:
|Counter clock wise starting with the white: Japanese Iris, Siberian Iris, Yellow Flag Iris, 3 German Irises all received as gifts-don't know the varieties, Iris cristata|
Love the red double peony as it transforms in a alien flower at the end of the bloom.
Below is a collage of my individual peonies portraits. Three varieties are missing as the buds are still closed. If you do not grow peonies, you should! These are the easiest plants to grow! That is not what I said 14 years ago. I planted my first purchased plant (without flowers or buds -big mistake) and it didn't flower for 4 years. Then I pulled it out and threw it in the trash. It might have been a wild variety or I might have planted it too deep. Every other one that I tried after that was fine and grew bigger and bigger every year including dormant roots which is how I started 4 of the 5 varieties shown below.
|Oriental poppies going and going - Papaver "Princess Victoria Louise"|
|Widow's tears or Tradescantia|
I left the Clematis known as the "Queen of the Climbers" for the end. There are so many varieties out there. So far I grow four that bloom at different times of the year. I am sure I will continue to add more as I mastered the pruning of all 3 classes of clematis last year.
|Clematis "Marie Louise Jensen" and me|
What is blooming in your garden right now? If you have a blog, leave me a link to your last post and I will for sure check it out.
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