I love clematis and have quite a few. This one is a no-name that was in a discount package of three labeled “Purple Clematis.” Three years later, two have made it and both are this, which seems to me more pink than purple. I think it’s probably a “Nelly Moser.”
The foxglove are just opening up here, along with the Japanese Iris. The pink blooms just visible in the upper left are Weigela, which are common, but I love so I have two!
I had to show this Viburnum, because it’s one of my favorites, although it’s at the tail end of it’s bloom. I love the way the blooms are sort of in layers. It’s big, though, so you need to give it lots of room!
Head lettuce and Walla Walla onions are looking good. I just planted the peppers out about a week ago, and it’s been dry and warm since then, so the challenge has been to give them enough water to get established. They’ll perk up here in the next few weeks with regular watering.
I’m leaving you with this: A beautiful salmon-pink oriental poppy. I have been coddling two of these plants for two years, waiting for blooms. Only one bloomed a few blooms last year and finally both plants are loaded with buds.
The second plant bloomed two days ago for the first time- a bright orange-red! Ugh- I hate when that happens. The plant was obviously mis-labeled, and I have spent this time on a plant I’m going to have to dig up and give to someone who wants red in their garden.