This pansy (viola x wittrockiana) was a sidewalk impulse purchase. It's planted near my front steps.
A common name for the rhododendron is "swamp azalea."
The allium are back. I just planted this pink clary sage (salvia sclarea) from Bumps & Co. in the middle of it. I like the way they look together.
Not as many forget-me-nots (myosotis sylvatica) popped up as I'd hoped, so I'll be sowing more seeds soon.
I don't remember sowing any poppy (papaver) seeds. If I did it was a couple of years ago! Suddenly they've popped up in three different locations in three different colors. I'm relieved to know that I don't have a poppy handicap afterall.
These blue cornflowers (centaurea) are welcoming the bees.
The peonies haven't even bloomed yet and they're already nodding over. It took them a long time to bloom after planting, but now I've got up to six buds per stalk. I need to figure out how I'm going to stake them.
In our school courtyard, there are a few of coloumbine (aquilegia) combos: purple and yellow, pink and white and orange and yellow.
The false indigo (baptisia) attracts lots of attention. It was cut back hard last fall, but is forming gorgeous mounds around the pond,.
The scotch boom (cytisus scoparius) is at it's peak - in two colors.
What's blooming where you are today?