All the buds have opened on my peony bush. I took this photo and then brought one in to put in a vase on the dining table. When I was looking for the tag of another plant in this post, I found the stake from the peony. It is called "Karl Rosenfield."
This is the plant tag I was looking for. This sweet blooming yellow perrenial is "Dwarf Sundrops," Calylophus Serrulatus. I have a couple of them in the garden. They have seeded a few new plants but don't spread too quickly. They are very drought tolerant. More flowers are coming.
After the all the rain Monday night, I went out Tuesday morning to find this single poppy blooming in the middle of the love-in-a-mist buds. I never know where the poppies will reseed themselves. They stay in a couple of areas but move around from year to year tucking themselves in amongst the thicker growing flowers.
I think we'll be picking organic strawberries each evening for awhile. Man they are sweet! Better than you'll find at the grocery store. I don't think I'll get a big enough crop this year to freeze any but we sure will enjoy them in our lunches.
I planted some snow-in-summer in another area of the back shrub border this spring, but this is my established plant. It is looking good!
I'm not sure what year I planted my peony bush. It was tiny when I planted it. I knew it wouldn't bloom for a few years. A couple of years ago, it had one bloom. Last year, it had three blooms. This year, I count at least eight!