This is my third post today but so much is happening in the garden I want to record a few more things.
After reaching 82 degrees yesterday the skies turned dark and lightning flashed late in the afternoon. Soon heavy rain cascaded down, thunder roared and the temperature fell into the low 60’s within a few minutes. Today it has reached only 63 degrees with the skies mostly overcast.
During an early morning walk I discovered this year’s first German Bearded Iris blooming. Following a small stand of Dutch Iris that opened and closed too quickly this year, the yellow irises along the Southern Path are always among the first to open.
Another nice surprise this morning along the same path was the delicate blue of Linum Perenne ‘Sapphire’ (Flax).
An early flower has formed on the Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower).
Added to the garden in mid-March, the Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’ (Pincushion Flower) seems to be adjusting well. This plant usually does not survive long in my gardens but it always tempts me at garden centers.
Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine) is in full bloom now in several parts of the garden.
A garden in spring is such a rewarding place to be, full of excitement and change.