Tournament of Roses won this year's competition to be the first rose in bloom. But the other's aren't far behind
Popcorn Drift will pop soon, but all the roses are just covered in buds. I think they've been enjoying the cooler spring. They certainly didn't like last spring's humidity.
The first of the Daylilies has bloomed. This is Stella de Oro, the smallest and most compact. Next to the orange Daylilies, this is probably one of the most common ones. It's a favourite among landscapers and you see it a lot in gardens around commercial buildings.
Candy Mountain Foxglove is taking it's time, but the Peach Dalmation one is already blooming. If this doesn't bring the bumblebees in, nothing will.
I just put the white bleeding heart in this spring and didn't expect to see blooms on it... but look at that!
I planted quite a few Siberian Irises from the dollar store last year - most didn't come back, but it looks like at least one made it through.
The pincushion plant is starting to bloom - another favourite of the bees.
The clearance Columbine is just beautiful! I wish they bloomed longer than just spring.
The raspberries are starting to flower, so we are just weeks away from juicy berries...