I'm so delighted, and I just can't hide it as the song goes. Just look at what greeted me on my morning rounds: The white Meconopsis betonicifolia: A pink peony, I can't remember it's name: The red P. officinalis is opening up: A big Aquilegia bloom, finally: Rhododendron "Bernstein": One of the reasons I'm excited is this, the Arisaema sikokianum. It's not supposed to be hardy here, but I've got proof. Well, it's sitting in the very best location for tender plants so I guess we just lucked out: The tiny, white Dodecathon: The mini-Trollius "HestÃ¸yensis": Lewisia: Can't imagine where this came from, but it suddenly appearead behind the Inula, put the bud on the leaf and bloomed: The semi-aquilegia have been at it for some time. I leave them to self-seed and just pull them up where I don't want them. (That nearly never happens, though.) We've got rain predicted for tomorrow, so I'd best get outside and enjoy!