The irises in the row next to the street don't all bloom at the same time, but the day lilies don't either. I still enjoy them. Here's the straggler that just opened yesterday:
Shell leaf penstemon:
One of the Dutch Iris turned out to be yellow. Behind it are statice plants I had started inside. They are growing!
I don't remember where I got this iris. I need to deadhead the day lily.
One of the 3 different kinds of spiderworts is blooming. I didn't realize when I first planted them, that they like lots of water. They are with plants that don't need it, but I just try to give them drinks when I water the pots or newly planted flowers.
I brought these irises with us when we moved from our other house 11 years ago.
The birds are less flighty this year. The dove pair let me take lots of photos of them as they walked down the street. It was fun watching them.
I got this columbine from a neighbor when we first moved here, and it was the only one I could grow until recently.
I can't remember the name of this clematis, but it needs to be tied up to its support each year. The lovely blue blooms are worth it.
Some kind of dianthus:
Another not remembered clematis on the veggie garden fence:
The iris in front of the bed started last June may be one I got from a pile my neighbor was getting rid of:
The robins have been getting close, too, but this one, I took from a distance, using my zoom.
I didn't include all the photos of the path the bird took as I snapped. Digital photography is fun!
I thought I'd missed getting one of it on the path, but I got one!
I included this one of the robin in the grass to show off the flower beds.
As I was watching my grandson blowing bubbles, he pointed, like he does a lot, and said, "Bird!" The photo I took of him pointing and saying that did not turn out well, but here's what he was pointing at:
He also saw this one playing "peek" with us: