I certainly couldn't resist a photo since it was looking especially pretty with the sun glowing through it.... and the barn peeking in the background.
The first bloom on one of my hydrangeas. This is "Endless Summer", one of the ever blooming kind. Doesn't an Endless Summer sound like fun right now? At least for some of us in the more northern latitudes.
And I'm still loving this Blackberry Lemonade calibrochia. It's looking so bright and pretty that I couldn't leave it out of the line up!
But the star of the show this week is this peony. It's blooming like it's never bloomed before. Maybe season 7 is a lucky one! Or maybe it was our cool and rainy spring.... most of my perennials really seem to be thriving this year.
This one is called "Maxima Festiva" and I think it lives up to it's name. The blooms are huge and looking fabulous... perhaps even festive! I love the little touch of pinkish red in the middle of an otherwise pure white blossom. This year I even have enough blooms to cut some and bring them inside.
The sun has been shining (mostly) on us this week. Hopefully it can hold on until the weekend,