Whilst I was away having a jolly time in Austin the garden was busy getting on with life and a new cast was waiting to surprise me.
The first Aquilegia flowers definitely signify the imminent arrival of summer. Sadly over the years the number of long spurred Aquilegias seem to have diminished, something I must redress as they are my favourite.
The Camassias peaked but are still just about holding their own. They will soon be joined by the Alliums and Dutch Iris.
I realised when I was wandering round the garden that a lot of the blooms this month were from shrubs; I hadn’t realised I had so many shrubs.
On a smaller scale I’m really enjoying the orange flowers of Lathyrus aureus and Maianthemum racemosum
Thank you to Carol, who I was delighted to meet for the first time last week, for hosting this monthly meme.