Here in southwestern Virginia,temperatures are mild, and we've had a lovely mix of rain and sun. My very favorite peony, Coral Charm, had a number of blooms. They start out a vibrant coral, fading to a soft rosy ivory in just a matter of days.
I was delighted to see Red Charm opening up... this is the first time I've gotten to see it bloom! I'm so glad you could join me! (and yes, it really is a deep dark true red!)
The Jackmanii clematis were also showing off a bit...
Even the chives make a pretty show... some 2nd year transplanted lupines are in the background.
This old rose hasn't shared her name with me, but she's going to put on quite a show when all those buds burst into bloom.
Bronze Fennel and varigated Solomon's Seal have filled in under the old treehouse and maple tree. All those greens and browns make for such a serene setting.