I mentioned seeing a ladybug the other day. Last night, I saw my first hummingbird moth of the season on a Japanese iris. I saw my first lightning bug this evening!
A few peonies have opened.
The Dutch Iris I planted for the first time last fall are blooming. A friend stopped by this evening and said they are exquisite!
I have more knautia, which are the parents of this one by the curb, which is opening its buds a little before the others.
The Johnson Blue geraniums are joining the other geraniums in blooming.
These photos were taken yesterday. I took a nap when I got home from work because I stayed up too late last night, then I went out and picked spinach, kale, and 2 green onions, and then made some soup from them and leftover chicken and some frozen pepper stir fry and frozen California blend veggies. I seasoned it with rosemary, thyme, parsley, and garlic chives.
(Added 5/21: I also put some vegetable soup paste and 2 cans of diced tomatoes with garlic and onion in the soup. We sprinkled parmesan cheese on top.)
I got most of my plants planted this evening, and had to water lots of things because it's been so hot and windy. There are more flowers blooming that weren't yesterday, but I worked until past dark, and did not get a single picture taken today!
I hope by now, you low numbered zone people are enjoying some gardening. Mine is in full swing!