The primroses in my garden have just kept blooming and blooming. It's a very good year for them. They are carefree perennials that give back far more than what you give them. They will always have a spot in my garden. The first is called Lemmon Drops and is more trailing in habit than the Sundrops.
This picture of Sundrops seems to reflect the sun. I think this clump has been blooming for over 6 weeks now.
My favorite though is Missouri Primrose. The flowers are big and when I walk out in the garden in the morning and and look at the almost translucent petals--I know it will be a good day. I grow this variety in a pot since it died off in my garden a couple of times but has been in this pot for about 5 years now.
I'm really happy the way this Rudbeckia recovered from being eaten to just a few stalks by a rabbit last year. This is Prairie Sun.
Time for something other than yellow flowers. One of the first things I started from seed 25 years ago was Cleome. It has self seeded every year since then. It really self seeds so I pull it aggressively but it seems I'm always pulling weeds and the few that I leave reward me with these beautiful blooms.
I gave a florist hydrangea to my wife for some occasion quite a few years ago and then planted it in the garden. It got crowded and after too much neglect some of the stems had rooted but the main plant had died. I dug those up and moved them to a new location and these are the first blooms after the second year in its new spot.
A lot of church flowers this week.