My sensation lilac has bloomed for the first time, with snapdragons blooming cheerily beneath it. The new section of the garden is coming along. Yesterday, I transplanted some dark purple iris which weren't blooming in their old location. It has become to shady, I believe. I moved a few small lavender plants that were becoming too crowded, as an edge to the new garden. I think it will be beautiful when it fills in. What a pleasure it was to move it, with a lavender aroma wafting up into the air mingled with the fragrance of the lemon thyme that I scooched over to get to the lavender. My hands were dirty at the end of the afternoon, but they smelled good!
In the front garden, the special clementine aquilegia that I bought last year is politely offering a small first blossom, while next to it a wild, self-planted cinquefoil is taking over the space and getting ready to bloom in sunny, yellow profusion.