As I was taking out a bag of diapers to the garbage can this morning I was rewarded for the dirty job by a flash of pink on the rose bush at the corner of the house. My first rose has opened!
I went around to the other side of the house and found a yellow bud almost opened:
In other garden news:
I also noticed little fruits forming on the little tree in front of the house. Peaches, maybe?
And I don’t think I’ve yet posted a photo of our rhododendron. The bush is frankly looking rather sad but it did put out a few blossoms. I’m wondering if there is something wrong with the location because the holly bush and the tree (cyprus?) in the same bed are also looking rather draggly and forlorn.
And while I’m at it, I took this picture the other day: pretty purple flowers poking out among the hosta leaves. Judging by the leaves and the smell, I’m pretty sure it’s in the onion family.