Some new peonies are blooming in this first week of May. I’ve seen the first blooms of Festiva Maxima, Mrs. F.D. Roosevelt is in bud, Henry Bockstoce, Gay Paree, Krinkled White, Charlie’s White, Mons. Jules Elie, Mr. Ed, other white variations of peonies are in bloom. Continuing to bloom are the ones listed last week, and still have some new buds opening on the Coral Charm and Coral Supreme. The red peonies, Red Charm and Henry Bockstoce are in bloom.
Watsonia, a tall white bloom is starting to show up and the blue anemones are slowing down and about to call it quits, but there are new, shorter flowers coming up still. The freesias are still blooming but also near the end. Lilies are coming up including Stargazer and large Aurelian lilies that I used to grow for cut flowers, but are not easy to find these days. They have big trumpets and strange downward drooping, hairy looking leaves, and will bloom in the later part of the summer. Daffodils are still dying back and until they turn brown will not be cut or mowed.
These photos were all taken this morning.