I've been hand quilting Blind Man's Fancy Tea in the Rose Garden all during the merry merry month of May.
I'll probably still be hand quilting it all during the merry merry month of June too.
It's been raining a lot lately but when it is not I enjoy looking for what is in bloom in the flower gardens.
I have both Tree Peonies and Herbaceous Peonies. The Tree Peonies bloom first.
I have several different varieties of columbine (aquilegia) in bloom. I'm always glad to see some blooms. The day after I took these photos I went out and the deer had eaten every single flower.
I also have several different types of clematis but this one is the only one blooming right now.
I also have several different types of lilacs. This white one I brought back from the farm in northern Iowa where my great grandfather homesteaded after he emigrated from Ireland. The farm was in the family for over 100 years (a century farm) but was sold a few years ago by my dad and his siblings. I used to spend the summers there and was sad to see it go to another family but that's the way it goes. This lilac reminds me of all the good times.
I was glad to see this one in bloom. The parent bush was hit by lightning several years ago. I took cuttings from it right away and am glad I did because the lightning strike completely killed the lilac bush. . I wasn't sure my cutting was ever going to bloom. This must be my lucky year. I liked this lilac because it is unusual with the petals rimmed in white.