There are new blooms almost every day at this time of year.
My yellow tree peony traditionally blooms just after the red tree peony and this year was no different.
The fire-thorn a/k/a pyracantha was trimmed back earlier this year and it is now covered with blooms.
The rhododendrons on the other side of the house are now in bloom.
All of the iris are doing especially well. The one below is darker than it shows in this photo…it is really more like a tanzanite color (my favorite gemstone).
The fleabane is flourishing as well. I know, some people would consider them weeds, but I just love the miniscule little petals, if you can call them petals, they’re more like a fringe of sorts.
The pink roses near the back door are covered in blossoms and the first one to open was very low to the ground…it was so heavy, it had to rest on the pachysandra.
The driveway is lined with white cranesbill geranium:
The mountain laurel behind the cranesbill is competely covered with flowers:
The first herbaceous peony to blossom is this pale pink beauty:
And the foxglove does its own thing…appearing here and there, moving around from year to year. This one near the foundation of the house. I took most of these photos very early yesterday morning. I find early morning light and late afternoon into evening light the best for photos. That’s the shadow of my head and my tablet (which I use as a camera) to the right side in this picture.
Most of the perennials (all pictured here) where on this property when I bought this house. I don’t try to manage them or place them in contrived settings. I did try to move some iris many years ago, and that didn’t work out too well. So now I just let them all do their own thing, coming and going as they wish. It’s always a surprise for me to see them appear each year.