We had a few days of record heat, then rain, and cooler. The plants are dealing with this variable weather better than I am. At least I don’t have to water anything myself!
New flowers are blooming nearly every day.
So much to do, and only so many hours of agreeable weather.
Not a lot of blossoms on this tree peony, so I savor every one.
These photos are of the same flower, on the same day. They open fast in the sunshine.
I did cut a couple of these flowers, just as they began to open.
They are hanging in a closet, clothes-pinned upside-down from a hanger.
If my experiment works, I’ll have some peonies all summer – or maybe even longer!
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Lots of white Dutch iris, I like these a lot.
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Rhododendron flowers open in the same order every year.
These are some earlier bloomers.* * * * *
Weigela is an old-time shrub, and new to my garden.
This particular spot can get very wet during rainy season, and I’ve lost a few plants here.
Upon investigation, I determined that this is a prime candidate to like this location.
It sure looks good now, I do hope it stays around.