It is bloom time here, like I knew it would be. After a week of rain and cold it has been sunny and hot. Mimi has been playing in her kiddie pool and the flowers have been blooming like mad.
Here is a fancy iris…
And here is another…
And yet another. There are two more of the Schreiner’s bearded irises that have yet to bloom–and they’ll do it in the next day or two. I can’t wait until all of these become big clumps, filling in the flower garden and sending up a couple dozen blooms apiece.
I have two Siberian irises and they are starting to bloom too. Unfortunately they don’t seem to like my garden very well, so they only have one or two buds apiece (and didn’t bloom at all last summer). Ah well.
Here is a nice picture with a bearded iris, a Siberian iris, and some Dutch iris all together. How nice.
The foxglove has begun to bloom out back, too. This is the foxglove I bought and planted the very first summer in the Little Gray House Of Mine. The variety is Digitalis mertonensis, strawberry shades. It is a truly perennial variety and blooms in shades of pink and white. I transplanted all of the white ones to the front beds last summer, where I also planted Camelot lavender and Pam’s Choice foxglove. It is shadier there so those plants are behind these. Ah, I adore mertonensis. It deals very well with dividing, too. In 2007 I bought three plants and they have become about a dozen now, with several that need dividing this year. They’re worth it!