The garden is really starting to put on a show thanks to some spectacular weather in the last couple days. Blooms have sprung up and and foliage is starting to fill out. Heuchera or Coral Bells have definitely benefitted from division earlier this year. Several have doubled in size and all are sending up their dainty flower heads.
I don't always catch when the Iris send up their stiff flower stalk, but it's always impressive. The blooms are quite lovely on these plants, but there's sculptural appeal in the bud itself.
Buds! Real buds on my peony. Now some of you may recall that this poor peony has had quite a time making it past 5 inches because it had been a resting place for my dog Winston. Now that we've gated off the south side of the yard though it's almost 2 feet and buds are icing on the cake!
I spotted a volunteer maple growing in a little pot on the deck. Strangely, its leaves are narrower than the parent plant. I'm happy to have a free maple though!
Columbine basks in the sunlight, its delicate lines captured mid-performance like lithe dancers.