The iris by the sidewalk in front of the house are behind the ones in the big perennial bed, with the result that I have bearded iris blooming at the same time as Louisiana iris. This beauty is 'Helen Collingwood'.
I need to check if this columbine has a tag, it looks so fancy. Judging from the spurs it has A. chrysantha in it. I haven't seen this deep wine color in a columbine before.
Seedling of 'Brookside'
Aloha with Hansa
Penstemon X with PPPP. Thank you Gail!
My second and latest peony acquisiton, not from a big box store which a) if potted, would not be cheap b) if boxed would probably be dead or c) not labelled correctly. This is 'Raspberry Sundae', which I have wanted for years. I got it at the open house at Plant Delights. What a circus that was. So many people -- and they were all interested in plants!! Unbelievable. Was I actually in America or some alternate universe? It's the first time I toured the Juniper Level Botanic Gardens and it was impressive.
This iris actually did come from Lowe's, years ago when we first moved here. Gene bought it, along with two kinds of Iris pseudocaurus (groan). This iris is a good one at any rate. I put some in the ditch next to the mailbox and someone stole it, can you believe that? Nice. Perhaps I need to move the No Trespassing Sign a few feet closer to the road and ring it with flashing lights.
For more blooms visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens.