Here's just some of what's happening in the front yard"
Roses, Peonies, Irises, Alliums and Erysimums in bloom.
Unknown Irises and Peony 'Festiva Maxima'.
Lupine started by Sweet Pea at school last year.
Oriental Poppy 'Princess Victoria Louise'
Rose 'Abraham Darby' has it's first flower. Last year I don't think it got more than one or two flowers. It was damaged during the previous winter and took all year to recover.
Spanish Poppies and Red Valerian with Lamb's Ear.
The Delphinium that came back! Not as tall as I hoped, but it survive the winter and slugs.
Geum 'Double Bloody Mary'. By far the best Geum in my garden. Lots of purple Columbines.
Raised beds are filling in with veggies and herbs.
Fuchsia, Heucheras and more around this sweet angel.
Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll' and Geranium (I think 'Patricia')
The chicken feeder planter that I filled earlier this spring.
A Siberian Iris that I found blooming recently. This is it's first bloom and it was given to me by a fellow blogger, Linda of Gardening by Trial and Error, who passed away around this time last year.
The driveway garden is doing really well. We finally dug up the Magnolia that wasn't doing anything and found it's rootball hadn't grown at all. We have potted it up and are hoping we might be able to "fix" it. It was replaced by a 4-way grafted Apple tree.
School for both of my girls is wrapping up in the next few weeks. I'm always surprised at how quickly the school year goes by. It seems each year is a little busier than the last as they get older and are doing new things. Luckily I can usually find some time every week or so to unwind and relax in the garden!All words and photos in this post are property of A Gardener in Progress.