It is a lot of colour in the garden these days but the flowers don't last long due to the warm and dry weather we have now.
Here are 3 plants which have opened the last days.
Eomecon chioanthum, a Rocoe species and a blue Corydalis, maybe elata. Some of the blue ones are very similar.
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
The Syneilesis "forest" is quite dense. I wonder what this jumbled jungle is going to look like next week!
Saruma henryi is blooming at a normal time this year.
Some veronicas survive in unexpected environments. Here find V. schmidtii in my limestone driveway, and V. oltensis in heavy clay.
Veronica prostrata 'Heavenly Blue' and V. peduncularis 'Waterperry'
An unknown aurea leaf carpet type. Really nice.
Iberis saxatilis Pygmaea is quite a gem at only 8.5cm wide.
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
A nicely eclectic selection Rick.
in Devon, UK Zone 9b
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
Wow Lori, quite spectacular!
Taken in dim light, so not so detailed:
Allium maximowiczii 'Alba' and an Aquilegia kuhistanica decendent.
Antennaria rosea ssp. confinus and Iris sintenisii ssp. brandzae, and the Polyganatum verticillatum(?) behind has flower buds for the first time in six years from a one gallon pot!).
Campanula moesiaca buds seem to almost glow. Polyganatum 'Snow Egret'.
Scilla litardierii. And I never noticed the lobes on the petals tips of Sisyrinchium. Sisyrinchium montanum var. montanum.
Nice Penstemon, Lori!
You have a lot of stuff you too, Rick! I'm especially jealous on the Syneilesis and Saruma you showed. The slugs forbid me to grow those.
On my shed roof: Scutellaria alpina. A safe one to grow and flower! New to me: Biennial Corydalis linstowiana from seed this spring.
Allium cristophii is always photogenic; as is Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'.
In the rock garden, Aquilegia desertorum is new to me. A nice one!
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - zone 6, maybe 6b. Suburbaner.
Lovely plants, all! This time of year is magic here - the air is deliciously fragrant with the scent of chokecherry and apple blossoms. I wish it would last all summer!
I love that mix of yellow with burnt orange on the columbine, Rob. Thanks for posting, and I'm looking forward to seeing more!
I'll try to remember to post back here once in a while. Always something new, though not always in the rock garden. By the way, notice the plants behind the columbine? Yet another stand of P. hirsutus! Which looks quite pretty this time of year, but I wish it weren't quite so prolific. If I don't watch it, the entire rock garden turns to hairy penstemon in a few years...
A pairing in our messy "rock garden annex" area, with (to the best of my knowledge!) Scutellaria orientalis ssp. oreophila, Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus', Sedum sieboldii, Sedum dasyphyllum var. glanduliferum, and Raffenaldia primuloides. Nice to see they all survived - three months ago the area was piled high with five feet of compacted snow.