During my yard walk Monday evening, I took photos of plants, some that are just starting to bloom and others that are fully loaded. I decided to use these photos for Jean's Bloomin' Tuesday instead of the front flower bed post I put up yesterday.
This columbine has been in the same spot for over 6 years. I don't remember where I got it.
The perennial geraniums are full of blooms. The lady's mantle on the right is starting to bloom.
The bush clematis planted last summer is fun to see in bloom. I've never grown this before.
This is a smaller variety of coreopsis is on its third season in the side garden. Forget me nots and sweet woodruff are in the background.
I am thinking this yarrow bloom will turn yellow.
The above flower is a geum I just planted last summer. The perennial geranium below has stripes in the blooms not seen often here. This one has been in the garden over 6 years. I love its leaves, too.
The amsonias are at their prettiest. I wish their bloom season was longer.
The baptisias like to tease with their buds for awhile before opening them up.
The bottom ones open first.
Pincushion flowers don't always live long, but I keep planting them because the butterflies and I like them.
The gas plant blooms are opening up. They look tropical to me.
A friend gave me this celendine poppy. After planting it, I read that it likes some shade. It won't get a lot here, but there are some taller plants around, Maybe it will be fine.
I don't remember where this iris came from, but this may be its first bloom this year. I think I planted it a couple years ago. I need to remember to deadhead the Virginia waterleaf behind it when the flowers fade.
The amsonia hubrichtii is a little behind the tabernaemontana. This is the one that has the cool yellow/orange foliage toward fall. (I am not able to write below the bottom photo, because I can't get the cursor to go there. I hope you are having a good week and finding time to enjoy being outdoors.)