The cottage garden in late May is starting to burst into flower, finally. The flowers are late this year. We had a mild winter and the garden looked like it would bloom early, but we had a cold late spring, and everything slowed down.
My nigra hollyhock is big again this year and it going to flower beautifully. There are many flower heads on it. This hollyhock grows to well over 6 feet, and the deep color is beautiful.
My poppies self seed every year, and this year there are not as many flowers coming up. (the chickens have a lot to do with that.) This big one is right next to my Munstead Woods rose by David Austen.
We had to pull out my big, old, hydrangea. It was pretty much dead and took up too much room in the garden. I replaced it with an ever blooming variety, that will be a blue-purple color. I'm glad to have this new hydrangea that will continue to bloom all summer, and I also have room for my new peony.
A sign to me of late blooming - my bleeding heart are still in full bloom. Normally they'd be done by now. I'm not complaining!
The roses are full of buds, and my annabelle hydrangea is growing. We should see blooms from them in the coming weeks!
What's blooming in your gardens?