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!
Gorgeous colours in these flowers.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos. Our iris aren't even budded yet. The French lilac blooms later so maybe that is what you have. Enjoy your blog break. I'm curious about the big project. Enjoy.ReplyDelete
The lilacs here are blooming now too. Our peonies take another month. The irises are gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your break from blogging!
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Sorry about that comments went wonky on me lol !ReplyDelete
Wonderful photos , Our Peonies haven't finished growing yet yours are well ahead of ours . most of our gardens are in bloom except some of our butterfly , bee and hummer garden that will be blooming in a week or so . Hope all goes well on your big project . looking forward to hearing all about it . Thanks for sharing , see ya in a few weeks !
Your Peony is different from mine...very pretty.
My Iris were a bit punky this year...perhaps they are just old and tired...I know the feeling! :o)
That wee spider almost looks like a...dare I say it...a tick? Hate those nasty critters...
Enjoy your break...wow us on your return...
Very beautiful and pretty flowers.ReplyDelete
I love your pretty flowers. I'm also partial to purple, and I'll mss you while you're gone but know it will be a worthwhile blog break for you. Just don't forget to come back! :-)ReplyDelete
Two thumbs up!!!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers! Our lilacs have just come into bloom as well. Enjoy your break and adventure (project)!ReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers and nice shot of the bee!ReplyDelete
Really beautiful to see. Greetings!ReplyDelete
So beautiful photos!ReplyDelete
your garden blooms are mighty beautiful, lots of purple which you know i love!!! great captures, nice clear focus. have fun on your adventure and i will see you when i see you!!!!ReplyDelete
All of our of these are DONE> Missing them as they did not last long enough!ReplyDelete
Such beautiful flowers, the colours are lovely.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your break, look forward to reading and seeing more in about four weeks time ...
All the best Jan
Beautiful flowers and so nice to see the bee!ReplyDelete
Those are all so beautiful! My favorite is the peony, and I love the bee. Our lilacs are long gone, so it was nice to see yours.ReplyDelete
These are beautiful! Mine are popping, too!ReplyDelete
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Gorgeous flowers! I love the colours and the bee.ReplyDelete
Stunning flowers. I adore alium - once I had a big plot of them - I could sit for hours watching them swaying in the wind. It was almost like they were making music.ReplyDelete
you got some great shots here, the bee one is my favourite :-)ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful place you live! And thanks for identifying spiderwort. There's some in my yard and I didn't know it's name. (Alas, spiders give me the shivers.)ReplyDelete
each photo is a joy to see.ReplyDelete
i understand you and your lilac, same with me and my poppies, i have three buds and the first opened yesterday. i am in a snow belt.
Hello, they are all gorgeous blooms and lovely colors. The alliums and the irises are a few of my favorites. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!ReplyDelete
feast of eye!! it's a color riot.. I never could grow bleeding heart.. I love that flower so much...ReplyDelete
beautiful.. Have a great day...
Your peony is gorgeous!! My lilacs, iris and bleeding hearts are almost done. But they did a pretty glorious showing for such a cool and late Spring. I had the added surprise of wild bleeding heart in my garden -- which I had never seen before. I suppose I have the birds and bees to thank for that! Now the peonies, poppies and catmint are fighting for "who's the fairest?" LOL (it's the poppies - hands down)ReplyDelete
We still have a few late Lilacs blooming here and the peonies are just beginning:)ReplyDelete
Well I was wondering where you had got to. Nice photos and I especially like the Bee shot. Will be keeping an eye out for you come July.ReplyDelete
Never seen white bleeding hearts before! Great shot of the bee.ReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers! That busy bee has collected a huge glob of pollen!ReplyDelete
Just popping in to say Hi. It's been a while since you posted. Hope all is well with you.ReplyDelete