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What’s blooming!

It’s Friday and the start of the holiday weekend!  I don’t know if I will be working Monday or not.  Probably not as my clinics are closed, but there might be backup work.

I thought a morning bike ride might be nice before breakfast today, but it was a little drizzly.  I decided to eat breakfast in the hopes it would clear out.

The weather did clear, although it was pretty cloudy.  I figured if I wanted a ride, I would have to just take it.  So after working for a while, I suited up and headed out for a quick ride.  I just biked straight up the main road out of town for 5 miles and then turned around.  Not much out here.

This is a bike lane, but the traffic goes by at 55 mph.  Me no likey.

I actually went out for 2 rides today and got in 22 miles.  I wasn’t expecting that many miles, so I was quite pleased about that.  Thought it was going to rain in the afternoon, but it didn’t, so John and I rode together for some coffee.

Anyway, back to the garden!  Lots and lots of green now.  You can see the remains of some tulips. I let the foliage turn yellow and then cut them down.

The clematis in the back is the one that we call The Clematis that Ate Cleveland because it will climb all the way up the porch and the posts. That’s the yellow one.  Obviously it has a long way to go.

My Snow Queen has bloomed as well.

The blooms are at the bottom, which is interesting.  This winter did some funny stuff to the garden.

The top has buds which haven’t opened yet.  The other multiblue clematis that was open last week dropped it’s petals and just left puffs behind.

The wonderful Boysenberry Buttercup Iris!  Showing it again.

I just got the one stalk of blooms, but it is this plant’s first year, so it will multiply.  This iris has fragrance, too. I got them at Iris Mart.

The other iris has not bloomed and isn’t throwing a stem up, so I don’t know if I need to move it to a sunnier spot or what.  I just need to wait a while since this is my first time with irises.

The roses are just starting to bloom now.  We got a freeze and some of the buds got crisped, like this one:

This is the scentimental. It has a ton more buds on it that will open in the next couple weeks.

The knockout rose popped open today.  Yesterday one little bloom and today a bunch.

Nice to see the little splashes of color.

Potted plants are doing well.

It’s only been a week and the sweet potato vine is already filling in!

You can see the iris just to the right of the rose bush.  Just for perspective.

Have a wonderful Memorial Weekend!  We are having a quiet one with biking and relaxing.

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