I went for a quick walk in the back garden with camera in hand and found some surprises.
|'Indy Snowfall' just starting to bloom with hopefully many more to follow.|
|Mr. Spider (don't know his real name) lounging and/or lying in wait on 'Souv de la Malmaison'|
|Rain lilies a little beaten down but still beautiful|
|'Borderer' getting ready again|
|'Polonaise' full of new growth and flower buds|
|'Marchesa Bocella' and benefactor - The rose is a Damask Perpetual from 1842.|
|Stop the world! 'Jaune Desprez' has her first flower!! A Noisette climber from 1830 planted here in September, 2009 and said to be slow to get going. I'll say!|
|Let me catch my breath! A blooming Foxglove! Quite late but I'm not complaining. Can you see the brown stump of the central stalk courtesy of the stupid squirrel(s)?|
|Curly flower stems? The chewed-off stalk is left of center above the flower.|
|One of my lupines still green and living but small and not a flower in sight.|
|Remember my former eyesore? No longer an eyesore but not blooming either. Maybe 'Penny Mac' doesn't bloom until the second year?|
|'Duchesse de Brabant' - a Tea rose from 1857|
|'Blush Noisette' bearing beautiful buds. She's a Noisette from 1814.|
Between the rain and all these surprises I'm just plain flabbergasted but not exactly speechless.