May Day Around the Garden

Here in the Pacific Northwest sunny warm weather emerged following on the heals of a cooler wet April.  And like an overdue seedling patiently watched for any signs of life, the five day forecast icons on the Vashon weather page finally showed mostly round yellow suns through the weekend.  Temps approaching 80° are promised by Sunday.

forecast

So inspired, I set aside an hour in the early afternoon to wander around the garden with camera in hand aiming for a photo-montage-sort-of-blog post (as little commentary as possible, save for captions).

So, after a few days of editing the pix, here goes:

beach strawberries

Beach Strawberries (Fragaria chiloensis) – Washington State native

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Oregon Iris and  Camas  bloom around Juncus, Foxglove, Sword Fern & Beach Strawberry in the Rain Garden

camas-lupine

Single Cammasia quamash blooming with Lupine leaves as backdrop (Rain Garden detail)

Welsh poppies

Meconopsis cambrica –  Welsh Poppies naturalizing in the sunny gravel driveway

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   Cerinthe major clump with Fragaria chiloensis (Beach Strawberry) in foreground

A alpina detail

        Aquilegia alpina  Alpine Columbine – European native

Welsh poppie volunteer

Volunteer Welsh Poppy with Milk Cans

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Lewisia bench with plants just beginning to bloom

cotyledon hybrid montage

Lewisia cotyledon hybrid blooms

Lewisia tweedyi 'rosea from Fringe Nursery in Seattle

               Lewisia tweedyi ‘rosea from Fringe Nursery in Seattle

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