Even though the weather didn't really improve that much yesterday, it did at least stop raining for awhile. I decided to just put my jacket on and go out. I actually got a few things done too. I emptied and moved a wine barrel planter, emptied most of the containers into the compost bin and found a few new seedlings, buds and best of all flowers.
Larkspur, poppies and bachelor buttons! Nearby I also found self sown Bells of Ireland and Cosmos.
Clematis buds, these are the first I've found so far.
Baptisia buds. I've read they don't always flower the first year and I just planted them last summer. It looks like I'll have a few!
Jacob's Ladder (polemonium) Yep, they smelled like grapes!
Hardy geranium. I have the tag, but it doesn't name the variety. This is one that doesn't seem to reseed all over. I wish it did.
My surprise returning Virginia Bluebells (mertensia).
Columbines (aquilegia). There are so many different ones blooming, these are the newest ones I found with more coming soon.
Very dainty pink.
Columbines with Spanish Bluebells blooming behind them.
I think the sun is supposed to come out today, I'm hoping to get a couple of containers planted, and maybe the nursery will call to say the Clematis 'Josephine' is in...