Two weeks of ample rain and a three-day heat wave have created the perfect conditions for growth in the garden and beyond.
Allium aflatunense ‘Purple Sensation’ have begun blooming and A. giganteum are nearly so. The heat burnt its foliage– too much, too soon. With the ground still cool, excessive transpiration wilted many plants.
Much to my surprise a few of my parrot tulips survived the voles over winter. Tulipa ‘The Destiny’ (formerly ‘Estella Rijnveld’) and one ‘Green Wave’ have been my delight this past week.
German and Siberian Iris, old-fashioned coral bells (Heuchera sanguinea), Veronica ‘Crater Lake Blue’ are budding and the daylilies are robust, as are the lamb’s ears (Stachys byzantina).
Thin straps of Allium azureum have come back with the promise of June blooms and self-sown Nigella need to be thinned – so much to do, so little time!
Thanks to Cathy at Words and Herbs for hosting The Tuesday View, a meme showing the view of one or more of our gardens over the course of a growing season.