After a torrid heat wave that whipped through the East last weekend, the Spring that was ambling along at a very nice pace took off like it suddenly had a train to catch. The double-flowered cherries were swiftly moving to closure and the last of the daffodils are appearing. Narcissus ‘Arguros’ was a new one for us and particularly striking. The mottled green and yellow cup is a real attention-getter in the house and the fragrance is especially nice. It’s also much bigger than many at this late part of the season. Another larger contributor to the late daffodil season is Narcissus ‘Pay Day’.
It’s big yellow blossoms are surrounded by a white halo at the base. It came as part of some large mixed daffodils packs so we have quite a number of them for flower vases.
Day after day we see the poppies shining forth with their colorful flowers. The Celandine poppies are everywhere.
And the Iceland Poppies are the most colorful element in the rock garden. They have interest at increasing levels of detail.
The hot weather also brought the Alliums into bloom. The first is the very large-flowered Allium rosenbachium (ours are from Scheepers — I think the naming is a bit of a confusion on these big Alliums)
And I have a new combination for the catalog of handsome combos.
There are many other flowers in bloom right now. Here are just a few more that caught my eye. Maybe with the rains that started today and the cooler weather again they will stick around a little longer.
And it’s hard not to take note of the Dogwoods bursting into bloom everywhere