This is one of my favorite times of the year, as almost everything in the garden is fresh and new and just beginning to flower. Lots to show, therefore, for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day this month.
California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) and stock (Matthiola incana cv.)
Close-up of one shade of stock...
... and of another
The very first minute flower on my Indian green chickpeas (Cicer arietinum 'Hare Chhole #2')
Red valerian (Centranthus ruber)
A salmon-colored oriental poppy (Papaver orientale cv.)
The first blossom of 'Tashkent' French marigold (Tagetes patula 'Tashkent') of the season
'Resina' pot marigold (Calendula officinalis 'Resina')
Large-flowered tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora)
Also visit May Dreams Gardens to see what many other garden bloggers have blooming right now!