The dactylorhizas are beginning to bloom. It's fascinating to see the variations. All are hybrids that started from D. fuchsii, maculata, and majalis.
Cypripedium parviflorum flowered for the first time. It is "caged" to keep it away from rabbits and squirrels -- too precious!
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8
Bulbous plants range from large to small. A sample: Lilium x dalhansonii, Nomocharis aperta, Allium acuminatum.
Just a few more pictures: Incarvillea delavayi, Calochortus palmeri var palmeri, Iris 'Roy Elliott'
very nice Claire, thanks for sharing
USDA Z5, Lamoine, ME
Wonderful stuff, Claire. I didn't realize there were any Cypripediums with such a large leaf subtending the flower! Interesting, but quite a distraction for the flower itself. I just love all the twists in the sepals!
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
OK I will attempt to contribute.
Glaucidium palmatum f. album
Erigeron compositus 'Railroad Ridge'
A few more from the gardens
Trillium grandiflorum multiplex
Nice, Harold. I have to keep copper mesh around mine to keep the slugs away. It's slug candy to them.
Too hot to play outside so I bore you with some more garden observations