another reason we love June, right? Always something new bursting into flower. After a soggy weekend (2+ inches of rain) and cold temperatures (highs in the 50's) I'm sure the garden will enjoy a warm up this week just like me. My latest blooms are the 'Sarah Bernhardt' peonies ~ my only other peony aside from 'Bowl of Beauty.'
I usually end up cutting 'Sarah's' blooms and bringing them indoors (the only flower in my garden, besides lilacs, I do that with). If I don't, I miss out on that delicious scent. The flowers usually flop over anyway and can no way be appreciated with heads bent like they are when viewed in an arrangement.
Yesterday I also finally planted my (garden tour) Sibirica Iris purchase 'Caesar's Brother:'
It's mostly a clump of foliage, only having two blooms/buds left. But that's okay, it's for next years garden not this one ~ you know how that advance planning works.
Also just opening, Clematis 'Snow Queen':
She is new to the garden as well so I don't have high expectations from her this year. I do expect more from Clematis 'Multi Blue' who was planted last season and I don't think I'm going to be disappointed:
Already she's doing a good job brightening up the trellis, don't you think? A closer look:
and a longer shot ~ with the zinnia wheelbarrow in the foreground:
You can't help but smile with views like this at your doorstep.
If the weather forecast is correct, today is our last day in sweatshirts then we're going to quickly return to 90 degrees. It's been a shocking roller coaster to say the least. I, for one, am ready for the sun (as always!)