The oriental poppies I planted last year gave us such pleasure with their magnificent blooms this spring. They've finished blooming now, but we'll look forward to seeing their huge flowers again next year.
The Johnny jump ups went crazy in this garden. I pulled most of them out last week, but they gave us plenty of early color. I love 'volunteers'...most of the time, and these flowers are always eager little volunteers.
The two plants I bought last year were unmarked, so we were pleasantly surprised to see 2 different colors blooming. I love this shade of pink!
The crepe paper-like blooms remind me of a crinoline dress my mum made for me out of pink crepe paper when I was about 6. The skirt was tiered. It was for the annual school fancy dress ball. I played dress-up with that wonderful creation until I finally outgrew it. Mum was a talented seamstress.
Cranesbill geranium. Sigrun has a large and wonderful collection of these delicate perennials. A friend recently gave me a lovely purple one, so now I have two! While the flower is delicate, the plant is not! It spreads like mad and must be divided often.
Heuchera or coral bells...a very dainty bloom.
This dark iris was a surprise. A friend gave me several iris a few years ago and this is the first time this one has bloomed. I don't know the name of it.
This one is called Beverly Sills. I love that soft peach shade.
I don't know the name of this one either, but the combination of two shades of purple is lovely.
Sweet William blooms in so many pretty colors. This soft pink is my favorite I think. Can you tell I love pink?
The white bleeding heart flower is so beautifully delicate. This bush never grows as big as the pink and blooms later.