Because of the late cold snap we had this year, my gardens are a week or so behind. Normally this time of year we’d be celebrating the beginning of rose season.
But so far, no blooms yet – though lots of promise with buds on almost all the bushes.
My oriental poppies are more than making up for it though.
I don’t know if it was the wet spring, or the plants are just well established now, but they’ve gone gangbusters. The red ones bloomed first (as you see above) and they are close to being doing.
But the white ones are just getting started.
They are one of my favourites in the garden. I wish they bloomed all summer, but in another week they will be finished completely.
I’d really like to get another Coral Bells or two. Not only do their leaves come in a gorgeous array of colours, they have these sweet little white flowers.
Same with the Sagifraxa. I bought it on a whim last year, and I’m so glad I did. I have two of these hardy little guys right in the front of the sidewalk garden.
My little white Bleeding Heart in the sidewalk garden has put out two tiny little blooms. I really should move it to a sunnier spot so it can really shine.
My peonies will be open soon. I’ve got about a dozen buds on the bush this year.