There is an uprising of sorts going on around here.
Above: Tree peony, Paeonia suffruticosa ‘Kamata Fuji’, maybe.
It involves the reaching of stems for the sky, pardner.
Above: The view from under the garage deck.
It is a happy striving, searching for the unobstructed sun.
Above: Iris ‘Cinnamon Girl’ looking sweet and spicy.
Spikes punctuate the space….
Above: Kniphofia caulescens nearing the zenith. Hummingbirds have been seen visiting this spike, looking for an opening from which to dine.
…Holding promises of petals.
Above: Gladiolus byzantinus held erect with a fence of hazel.
In the lawn/meadow, a joyous sight makes us want to sing…
Above: Crimson clover, Trifolium incarnatum, click here for more.
The Dianthus are dancing…, click here for more.
Towers of tiny trumpets rise to the heights.
Above: Scilla peruviana, not from Peru but referring to a ship by that name that was the first to bring bulbs to England from Spain, by the taxonomist Linnaeus. Added: This beautiful plant is native to Portugal, actually. Thanks to Jaime of Jardim Suspenso for setting the record straight!
The gardener walks up and down and all around the paths, often getting down eye to eye to better view the process.
Above: Tradescantia virginiana, a native now approaching invasive weed status here.
The deciduous azaleas welcome all the revelers along the Azalea Walk.
Hummingbirds and butterflies enjoy the crowds of colorful, cheering cups. A well placed chair nearby allows for some comfy photojournalism.
It is a free for all!