I don’t know what to make of it, this glorious month of April 2012. Summer, winter, up and down, it is difficult to follow the flowering progression. Things are out of sync, with never before seen combinations of blooms. There is only one thing for a gardener to do, hold her hands straight up in the air, knees pressed against the restraining bar and loudly yell in delirious delight as the ride follows the ricocheting track.
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#1 Iris germanica ‘Cinnamon Girl’ with foliage of Penstemon ‘Husker Red’ volunteer
#2 Allium bulgaricum with Heuchera ssp. flower stalks backed by Japanese maple ‘Crimson Queen’
#3 Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’ with Iris pallida variegata
#4 Clematis lanuginosa ‘Candida’
#5 Baptisia alba
#6 Polygonatum odorata ‘Variegata’ backed by Phlox divaricata ‘Blue Moon’
#7 Convallaria majalis
#8 Rhododendron ssp. with lily stalks in the foreground
#9 Bignonia capreolata ‘Tangerine Beauty’, Lunaria annua and Rosa ‘Fortune’s Double Yellow’
#10 Bignonia capreolata ‘Tangerine Beauty’
#11 Rosa ‘Fortune’s Double Yellow’
#12 unknown tree peony, mislabeled as Paeonia suffruticosa ‘Kamatanishiki’, which is purple, not pink