|This Rhododendron began to bloom two weeks after|
the pink one in my last post.
The white peony I showed off in my last post was beaten down by a heavy rain. Fortunately, the buds on the pink one next to it were still closed. While we removed white bedraggled blooms, the pink peony stepped forward and replaced its cousin.
Meanwhile May and early June produced a flowering frenzy that was simply impossible to keep up with. These Cranberry Viburnums we will revisit at another time.
Our roses were slow getting started but came into their own in mid May. Roses are one of my favorite flowers because, unlike many others, they will stay with us past Thanksgiving. We lost one of our climbers this winter so you see here only half of our display. But a new one is growing and will catch up eventually.
And our final entry for early June is one of our few true poppies:
The bumblebee here is getting a closer look.