It’s sure pretty in the garden right now. Not much time to write; I’m going to try to get some more plants in the ground before it rains today. But here’s some eye candy that’s blooming right now. I have FOUR, count ’em FOUR, beautiful yellow intersectional peonies (including Bartzella and Garden Treasure) blooming this year. Also called Itoh hybrids, these are a cross between a regular herbaceous peony and a tree peony, producing marvelous blooms and stunning foliage that looks great all year long. They’re expensive (often about $100) but worth the investment.
Wish I knew the name of the pale blue iris; it’s from Rainbow Iris Farm in southern Iowa. Love it. The golden one is ‘Private Treasure’. See how the difference in light changes the color of that golden iris? Yum!