A couple more iris varieties are in bloom now.
I usually have volunteer Foxglove each year from bird droppings but this spring I had to purchase plants. I think the heavy mulch I put in the garden last fall probably smothered them. I did start some from seed this spring--not sure if they'll bloom this year or next. These are blooming now.
I always marvel at the waxy petals of sweet bay magnolia. To appreciate it's simple beauty you need to get close to it.
On the other hand this pink primrose says look at me as it pushes and climbs over other plants. It thrives even between the pavers on the patio.
The rose of the week is Golden Showers. I have it trained over an small arbor with the best blooms above the arbor. My neighbors have the best view of the blooms from their second floor windows.
The cut flowers for the week and an arrangement are below.