My Dutch Iris burst into bloom a few days ago.
I lost a lot of these this spring when I dug up grass-infested clumps and tossed them. I like the color and the small size of Dutch Iris.
In another area, I noticed a few spiderwort plants starting to bloom. Spiderwort can get big and messy. I try to keep mine divided so they stay smaller and the clumps don't divide and fall over. I have two colors. This fuchsia color is very bright.
This one is just starting to flower.
Right in front of the chives there is a purple spiderwort. I have tons of those.
Sometimes the planting angel is watching over me and I stick a plant in a spot where the color is simply perfect--like this one.
I was so surprised to see this daylily bloom out near Fergy where the sun does not shine very often.
It's an awfully brighy yellow/gold, but once all my oranges burst forth, it will blend in better. It seems everything is way earlier than normal this year.
Last year I moved this white astilbe from the rockwall. It seems to like it much better here.
I am sure that is because this area gets watered. Astilbe is a water lover. Delicate white plumes should open soon. If you look closely, you will see that there is a little patch of Dutch Iris right behind the astilbe. The white plumes should look nice with the deep purple iris if I am lucky enough to get them to bloom at the same time.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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