The last day of May in the garden and it holds some lovely surprises.
The single white peony that Sharon gave me from her garden bloomed this morning - I am so happy that I was able to identify it when I moved peonies from the Hill Garden last fall!
and so did the tall yellow iris, joining the pretty mauve iris from up above....
none of the other iris that I replanted last fall show any sign of blooming, although they look healthy and quite sturdy. I wait anxiously to see if I captured the corm of that gorgeous rusty that is so beautiful.
If I didn't I can always do the whole exercise over again, marking it when it is in bloom
me this morning was the Abraham Darby, - all its leaves bright, shining and green, - and at least two blooms fully open and glorious in the morning sun.
and the poppies - very exotic with their darkened petals around the black fringe of their eye -
skirts all scarlet and swirled. Very gay and seductive.
The pink climbers and the Red Blaze next to the garden shed
are getting ready for the June show
A flicker stops to drink from The Lady's water bowl
and appears to express his appreciation with a sweet kiss
We spent the morning in the garden, getting water and sprinklers organized
and it was time I feel we are so blessed to have.