I took a walk around the garden this morning.
This is the first peony to bloom, there are close to a hundred buds on the plant and it is about 5 feet tall!! Sadly the blooms last such a short time, and even shorter if it rains, which is forecast for Friday, or it gets really windy.
David Austin rose, just loaded with flowers.
Lots of baskets and pots of petunias.
These baskets are just loaded with little flowers, can't remember the name of them. Takes for ever to dead head them!
Lots of pansies, salvia and lobellia.
Martha Washington geraniums
Begonias loving the shade
Having shingles has certainly curtailed my planting this year. I've only planted about half of the pots and baskets I usually do and very little in the veg department. Some of my flower beds are-as my mother would have said-'choked with weeds'. It's amazing how the heat brings on the nerve pain and I can only manage about 45 minutes in the garden and then I'm done. Hopefully, slowly but surely, I'll get some of it in order, but if not there's always next year!!