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.
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 (Fragaria chiloensis) – Washington State native
Oregon Iris and Camas bloom around Juncus, Foxglove, Sword Fern & Beach Strawberry in the Rain Garden
Single Cammasia quamash blooming with Lupine leaves as backdrop (Rain Garden detail)
Meconopsis cambrica – Welsh Poppies naturalizing in the sunny gravel driveway
Cerinthe major clump with Fragaria chiloensis (Beach Strawberry) in foreground
Aquilegia alpina Alpine Columbine – European native
Volunteer Welsh Poppy with Milk Cans
Lewisia bench with plants just beginning to bloom
Lewisia cotyledon hybrid blooms