When we first went outside a couple of days ago Sweet Pea was excited to find two of these Dragonflies in our front yard. We usually see the large Blue Darners here, these ones are a little less common in our yard. I couldn't figure out what type they were.
Campanula 'Pantaloons' finally made a comeback. I planted it two summers ago, last year the slugs wouldn't leave it alone and it never bloomed. I moved it earlier this Spring and was happy to see it blooming. The inside is covered in purplish polka dots.
The new David Austin rose 'Lady Emma Hamilton' is getting close to opening.
Oxalis crassipes rosea surprised me in bloom. It tends to stay closed up on cool overcast days, something we've had a lot of. The clumps of bright pink flowers really stand out.
Linaria has just started blooming. It reseeds quite a bit, but is easy to pull up in unwanted places.
Yarrow (Achillea filipendula)
I thought it was interesting to see how similar the center of the annual Breadseed Poppies (Papaver somniferum) are to
the perennial Oriental Poppies (Papaver orientale) 'Princess Victoria Louise'.
To see who else is "flaunting their flowers" this Fertilizer Friday visit Tootsie who hosts it each week.