Not very energetic
and lazy. This little guy must have been hoping that the sun would come out and perk him up, but it never did and he finally flew away.
So, trying to get myself motivated I decided to take a walk around the garden even if it was gray and probably too late in the day to get very good pictures. I hadn't taken the time to notice that the Catmint was in full bloom and spilling out over the gravel path. The bees are very busy on it.
Awhile ago I moved Green Man to the fence and I love how he looks behind all the volunteer Foxgloves.
Waterlilies are starting to bloom! This is 'Sioux'.
In the front yard I've been admiring this little corner from the living room window. More Penstemons are blooming now, but 'Catherine de la Mar' is by far the most showy. I saw a Swallowtail butterfly on the Verbena in the big blue planter yesterday. That was pretty exciting since they haven't been around yet this year.
Veronicas are starting to bloom too now! I finally have found places that they like and they are taller and fuller than ever. The 'Iceberg' rose has begun to bloom too.
Another new flower in bloom is the Baptisia. The orange Geum and Red Valerian have been blooming for awhile.
The Lilies have started to bloom, I have no idea which is which anymore, but this is such a pretty pink one.
Rose 'Honey Perfume' has it's first blooms. I love the color of this one.
And over in the driveway garden I found that 'Lady Emma Hamilton' had an open flower, it was so heavy it was laying on the ground.
In another part of the driveway garden are the Canterbury Bells and Oriental Poppy 'Princess Victoria Louise' blooming together. I started the Canterbury Bells from seed last year.
I'm not sure that I have very high hopes for tomatoes or peppers this summer. It looks like it will be cool and cloudy for another week. The big joke around Seattle is that summer officially starts July 5th, and since we never really had a spring I'm hoping that our summer will make up for it. Sun and blue skies are what this gardener needs!All words and photos in this post are property of A Gardener in Progress.