While the weekend wasn't exceptionally warm, I spent a little time out poking around the gardens some more.
Everything is looking really good and it looks like most of the new things planted last year made it through - though that's not surprising given how mild winter was.
Royal Wedding Oriental poppies survived (and seem to have multiplied a bit.) They didn't bloom last year, but I'm really hoping they will this year.
Morning Show Bearded Iris is coming back nicely as well. I had to move her mid-season, and I've lost a few plants doing that, so I was a little worried.
Bleeding Heart beside it is showing signs of life.
Crimson Glory with new shoots. If I lose a rose, it always seems to be after their first winter.
Miss Ruby). She had a tough year last year, and I wasn't sure she was going to survive. She's looking much better already than she did in spring last year.
Jacob's Ladder is poking it's way out. This was a clearance plant I bought on a whim, and it's nice to see it back. It adds a nice pop of purple to the shady garden.
We're still a long way from blooms... but I love the growing season!