It's time to share some garden pictures again. Our Peonies have finally come into bloom, and the bees are loving them, dozens of them buzzing around the blossoms. Several other interesting flowers out too, though the main colour won't come for quite awhile yet when the Day Lilies start to bloom..
My favourite for colour at this time of year are the Alliums, of which we just have a few. But they're such an intricate flower.
We've got several big Peonies, acquired when a nursery that was breeding them was going out of business, so these are un-named varieties.
And the bees love them. When the Peonies come out, that's the first big invasion of the garden by this year's bees.
Our Iris have not done well this year, and the earlier varieties had very few blooms, it was so dry in May. But we have a few of these blooms now, and I love the colour.
I have watched people posting pictures of Lilacs on blogs for over two months now. I don't know if we just live in the coldest corner of the continent, or if these are a particularly late variety, but they have finally just begin to bloom.
This is an unusual daisy-like flower we call Manitoulin Daisy, in our scree garden. I can usually count on these blooming by May 24th.
The Bleeding Hearts have just started to bloom.
And finally the first Spiderwort blossom. I didn't even notice the tiny spider until I looked at the picture on the computer.
We're just starting our next big project, so I'll be taking about a 4 week blogging break. Look forward to sharing with you again in early July. I regret I've been slacking on my photography and my exploring new places while we get ready for this, so once this is all over I hope I can get back in the groove!