I am back in Michigan for a little while before heading off for some traveling and I am enjoying the opportunity to work on the garden here. Things are coming along beautifully and before I get back to weeding, mulching, and transplanting things I wanted to post a few pictures of things in bloom as well at the moment as well as sections of the garden that currently look good on the whole.
A section of the backyard as seen from the terrace, with some of the tender container plants in the foreground
Eastern red columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
Daisy (Bellis perennis) - I am afraid these will not keep going for long now that the weather is getting hot but for now they are lovely
Helianthemum 'Rhodanthe Carneum'
A red-flowered Helianthemum cultivar
Painted daisy (Tanacetum coccineum)
The first daylily (Hemerocallis cv.) of the season
Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus)
This is a perennial I bought on sale last summer well after it had finished flowering; I am not sure what it is but the flowers are lovely
Double Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena)
Pink ice plant (Delosperma cooperi)
View along the long border in the front yard
The irises have been flowering as well but I decided that, due to their sheer variety, they deserve their own post, coming up soon.