Garden Update – More Purples and Pinks Too

Anyone up for another garden update? More shades of purple this time. Hope that’s okay with you non-purple lovers! There’s a bright pink teaser towards the end, so stick with me.

I love it when the alliums bloom. We have a little forest of them along our back fence line. They are the giant puff ball queens of the garden. One flower can measure up to 10 inches around!

We have two kinds of irises throughout our gardens, including these traditional bearded iris,

and clusters of Siberian iris, both gorgeous.

I found a couple big beautiful blooms on our clematis plant. I am always surprised at how big they get – about as big as my hand!

I also love having columbine flowers in our gardens because they are so delicate looking, and they make me miss living in Colorado where they are the state flower.

Our dwarf lilac bush is blooming beautifully! It’s been limping along for a couple years.

Now, on to our pink update. We have a row of wegelia shrubs on one side of our backyard patio which provide a nice hedge of privacy. They have been filling out nicely with these little flowers.

The peonies are starting to open! Aren’t they magnificent?

This is the first year our light pink peonies have bloomed since we planted them about five years ago. Didn’t think they were going to make it, and now they are amazing.

Always wonderful to find such an abundance of blossoms in our gardens throughout spring and summer!