This has been such a dismal end to May. I’m still waiting for the temperatures to reach 75 degrees. Some of the plants have enjoyed the warm rain. The days are long up here above the 45th degree parallel. Sunrise is nearing 5am and sunset is after 9pm. That makes for a very long gray day.
But talk about turnaround. Yesterday was cold and drizzly. I went down to the waterfront to see the tall ships in for the Edmonds Waterfront Festival and got drenched walking back to the car. But early morning the clouds started to break up and out came the sun. It got up to 70 degrees and it was nice to be outside.
I took advantage of the sun to take some pictures of what is in bloom now in the garden. Mid-May to Mid-June is always a fun time with lots of plants blooming. My favorites are the delphiniums and peony. The delphiniums have loved the extra water from the rain and the cooler temperatures. My peony is doing okay but seems a little tired. I probably need to give it some fertilizer this year.
Here are a few of the flowers in bloom now in the garden: