It was a horribly long winter and then spring just took it's sweet time getting here. But summer is here and the gardens are much happier now. The Weigela had a rough winter, and 2 out of 3 bushes were lost this year. The one in the back garden is doing well, I think it's a 'Minuet'. The Gas Plant looked fabulous this spring! Here's an Iris, cultivar is unknown, but shes a keeper I thought I had lost all the Lupins in the garden, but this must be a volunteer from years past. What a nice surprise! A couple of Lily's Baptisia 'Dutch Chocolate' I had been looking for a red Phlox for my Hummingbirds for years and finally found one this spring. It looks a little more like pink to me, but I like it. The Hummingbirds love the bee balm It was a great Asparagus year too! This was one harvest Trying something new in the veggie garden this year ... ground cherries! I can't wait to try one! So busy I almost missed the Wisteria 'Aunt Dee' in bloom! Here's a little corner of one garden, that has some hostas. This picture show's the giant 'Sagae' and tiny 'Blue Mouse Ears' Here's a little corner of chaos in my garden! And a look back. It's time for me to get back to work and weed!