Iris x pacifica 'This Ring' (front) and Iris tenax had popped!
Our young Cornus x 'Eddies White Wonder' was living up to its name.
Lettuce seedlings were in dire need of thinning.
I missed our garden bloggers plant exchange, but I came home to find a few items I scored at last year's two exchanges strutting their stuff:
A froth of bloom topped Saxifraga x urbinium 'Aureopunctata' (thank you, Loree!)
The beautiful chocolatey blooms of Aquilegia vulgaris 'Black Barlow' (thank you, Anne!)
Its flowers are quite unlike wild columbines.
Early this spring, I relocated Eucomus comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy' to a sunnier, hotter location. It seems to approve of the move.
Lewisia cotyledon 'Sunset Series'.
I love the soft, gray, downy foliage of Convolvulus cneorum and keep trying, in spite of having lost three previously. My small, fourth attempt is finally coming out of its winter sulk with some fresh new leaves.
It never occurred to me that Luzula nivea would bloom, but I saw the beginnings of flower buds before we left. Now in full bloom, they have an artless, wild look I like.
I commented yesterday that after ten days in Southern California, I was surprised at how happy I was to be back in the Pacific Northwest. I vow to appreciate how lucky I am to be able to garden here, as well (okay, at least until the next round of spring rainstorms!)