New flowers are showing up daily again. It felt like my garden had been on hold other than the pretty Columbines that have been blooming. June is usually a great month in my garden. I see that lots of plants are covered in buds.
Here are a few new flowers that I found yesterday:
Geranium - unknown. I did find a geranium tag for 'Plenum' I wish I remembered when I bought it and where it was planted. It's supposed to be a double lavender flower. I hate when I have a tag and no plant. Usually it's the other way around.
Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' I didn't even notice buds on it, now it's got lots of flowers.
Viburnum plicatum 'Summer Snowflake', still taking it's time growing, but has quite a few of these pretty flowers.
Unknown bulb, but I think it's in the allium family. It smells like onions, I'm pretty sure I've accidentally weeded them thinking they were chives.
I realized the original lupine picture wasn't very clear, so I went back out later in the day and this is when my surprises came.
First I looked down and out of the corner of my eye I caught this, the first clematis 'Nelly Moser' bloom. It's way down at the bottom, not really even noticeable.
'Nelly Moser' and 'Jackmanii' grow here together. 'Jackmanii' is the giant one.
'Nelly Moser', isn't she beautiful?!
Then I stood camera in hand waiting to catch one of the Chickadees bringing food to the babies in the birdhouse. I stood and waited. I missed him going in. I stood and waited more, I missed him coming out. As I put my camera down I heard a "whoosh" and I knew what that was. I turned and took one shot and look what I caught!
I'm pretty sure this is a male Rufous hummingbird. Male Anna's also frequently visit this new feeder.
This was a case of right place, right time and camera in hand.