the buds are cracking and the petals are unfurling.
this clematis above is one of those nameless ones from lowes.
it should have been added to my compost long ago because it doesn't hold its color well, and i don't care for its long petals.
but since she's always the first to bloom of the big flowers, i keep her.
biannual sweet williams.
louise odier rose, and some old fashioned columbine.
and these are the very first of my peonies.
i chose to not disbud this year. i couldn't bring myself to do it.
don't you love how when the first petals begin opening how the flower looks all floppy?