So I'll start in the backyard with one of my favorite perennials. Phlox. This is always the first one to bloom.
Another one of my favorites is the lady's mantle.
It's just now starting to bloom.
The bachelor buttons aren't covered in mildew yet, so they're still bloomin' solid.
I picked up a fun variegated geranium during my last garden center walk.
One of my other ones has its first flowers, as well as a diascia that came back from last year.
This one was new to me, and typically I'm not a variegated or two-toned flower kinda girl, but it jumped in the tray anyway.
Five Spot Nemophilla maculata.
Say that ten times fast.
I grew one of these yeeeeeaaaars ago, and when I saw it I decided I needed to try it again.
Zalusianskya capensis, 'Night Scented Phlox'
The tree rose is earning its keep.
The snap peas that we started from seed are at the top of the trellis now.
Today, I noticed the very first flower.
The giant hosta is doin' its thing.
The hydrangea hand-me-down from my neighbor last year has buds.
I'm excited to see what color it is!
The spirea that I swiped a start of from my neighbor about ten years ago is blooming.
He's long gone, and so is the original plant, so I'm glad I got a piece when I did.
The climbing hydrangea is blooming for the first time since I put it in.
The shady area under the tree has filled in and one of the foxglove babies from Athena is blooming.
I dug some pieces of campanula from my sister's yard a couple weeks ago and it's bloomin' now.
That, and some more lady's mantle, is planted along the wine bottle path.
The south side pathway is like a jungle.
I need to get on that.
Out front, one of the lilies that The Dad bought me years ago is blooming.
The wagon plants are doin' their thing.
One of the snapdragons that over-wintered is blooming.
This weird fungus comes back every year.
And for the road, how 'bout a couple shots of the back and some lantana?
That's all, folks.
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