The flowers are blooming, it is always interesting to see which ones are doing great, and who is faltering. In the top photo, small, pink Armeria fronts pale pink chive blossoms, yellow day-lilies in the back. Dark purple Dutch iris on the side. Bottom shot is a Foxglove with bearded iris, and a California poppy in the background.
We arrived home in a slight drizzle, but the ground is hard, so it is time for the irrigation to be set up.
The alliums have multiplied, look great and will keep the deer from this bed (for awhile, at least).
I don’t know if it is the weather, or the fact I finally weeded around these iris, but this is the best they have looked ever!
On another positive note, our sugar maple tree leafed out while we were gone. We really thought it had given up the ghost and was a goner, it should have come back to life before we left. We must be getting old and totally mis-judged when it springs back to life.