Yesterday was warm and sunny; today, is very different, only 46F., windy with hard rain at times. Today during an early morning lull I took a quick walk around the borders, coming away with garden views distinctly dissimilar to yesterday’s.
Nodding in the breeze with birdsong as backdrop this stand of Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine) is one of many that has self-seeded all around the garden.
The first Twin Sisters / Cemetery Ladies (Narcissus x medioluteus) were beginning to open yesterday.
Irises continue to awaken around the garden. This pinky, peachy, sometimes orangey one in the foreground is Iris germanica ‘Raspberry Blush’.
The first peony to flower each year at pbmGarden is always Paeonia lactiflora ‘Coral Charm’. Its first bloom came out yesterday looking perky and fresh, and today is drenched.
Heuchera villosa ‘Big Top Bronze’ (Coral Bells) are leafing out, making a nice contrast to the green of hellebores and emerging tansy nearby.
I am quite partial to phlox and adore this Phlox divaricata (Eastern Blue Phlox). It has been nibbled heavily in the last several years and am happy to see its return.
Polygonatum biflorum(Solomon’s seal) is hidden by hellebores and irises, so when I remembered to look it was already in bloom.
With a couple of buds showing color, Virgie’s Rose is a passalong from my mother’s first cousin, and is one of many plants she shared with me through the years. The deep purple in the left background is a nice grouping of Iris ‘Crimson King’.
Thanks for stopping by. I’ll leave you with a closer look at I. ‘Crimson King’ yesterday basking in yesterday’s sunshine.