This geranium just started blooming today. I can't seem to remember its name--don't you hate when that happens?
Below I have a nice bunch of iris and orange poppies.
Under this Iris bunch, I have some blooming heuchra. I love the pink/red color of the delicate heuchra flowers.
This is an Allium 'Hair' bud atop a 15-inch scape. The flower (I use "flower' loosely as Allium Hair looks nothing like a normal flower) will not emerge from its papery casing for a few more weeks.
Among all the purple iris, I have just one bearded yellow iris:
I have tons of the very invasive Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum):
My neighbor gave me a bag of the tiny bulbs 20 years ago. I think the tiny white star-shaped flowers are quite beautiful. The green grass-like foliage turns brown and just melts away by mid summer. If you have a tiny garden, don't plant this; but if you have a lot of space, I think the flowers outweigh its invasive tendency.
And here's a long shot of one side of the Arbor Gardens (none of the pics above came from this garden). This area does not have much in bloom--lots of lilies will hopefully burst forth soon.
The following is not a flower, but almost as lovely. This is the first time I have made Cheese Tortellini soup. I used packaged cheese tortellini which made for a very quick, super easy dinner.
Chicken broth, celery, carrots and chives completed this soup which I really enjoyed. I can hardly wait to eat the leftovers later this week!
Please go vist Jean and check out the other gardeners participating in Blooming Tuesday.
I am also joining Outdoor Wednesday.