Anyway, recently I snapped a few photos of some of my favorites in the garden blooming now.
This deciduous azalea fills the yard with fragrance. That lovely scent stopped me in my tracks at the nursery a few years ago and I had to have it. "Soir de Paris"
You'd think living here in Western Washington I'd have a yard full of rhododendrons. I have not had good success with them for some strange reason. Last year this one did not bloom at all. I kept it watered all summer in hopes for a better showing. And about half of the bush is blooming. "Minnetonka"
The first blossom has opened on the orange oriental poppies. Long ago I planted a red poppy only to find it was orange, and I loved it. Such a bright cheerful color for the late spring garden.
It seems that each day another favorite begins to bloom. I love walking around the yard to see the latest. Thanks for coming along with me!