|A pink Pink|
|I planted some tall Alliums in that bed last fall too, close to the front, about which now I'm saying "What was I thinking?" I must not have realized quite how tall they would get.|
There are some pretty flowers in the gravel garden too.
|Hardy Geranium 'Margaret Wilson'|
|Spanish lavender and Carex testacea|
|There are Alliums in the tall culvert planters too, here with a backdrop of lilacs|
|Echium russicum is preparing to flower, disguised as a Nepeta flower spike. I hope the Echium will eventually turn red.|
The back garden is full of flowers too.
|Red Oriental poppy|
|White Oriental poppy|
|Looks like candy!|
|In white too, but this one has variegated leaves, which you'll see tomorrow for Foliage Followup|
|Jack in the pulpit in the shade garden|
Last fall I pulled out a bunch of columbines to make way for some more interesting shade foliage plants, but I did leave a few.
|I prefer single Columbines, with those long, elegant spurs|
|Native Aquilegia formosa with maidenhair fern|
|The tips of Indian paintbrush are coloring up|
|Looking a bit like Queen Anne's Lace on steroids, Heracleum maximum aka cow parsnip is growing way back in a dark corner. It's another favorite native.|
|In late winter I dug and divided all my Pacific Coast irises, replanted some and potted up the rest. Now the only one flowering is one of the potted up divisions.|
|I bought this Enkianthus last year about this time, but only got it in the ground a few weeks ago. It's flowering beautifully.|
I hope you enjoyed this look at what's flowering now in my garden, here in Zone 7b/8a Washington. Garden Bloggers Bloom Day is the brainchild of Carol Michel of the blog May Dreams Gardens. Every month on the 15th, bloggers from around the world post about what's flowering in their gardens. You can find links to their posts here.
Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!