Spring rains and warm days are coaxing our garden into bloom.
In the wild space across the front, prairie verbena blooms, the first to lift a spring face to the sun.
From the kitchen windows, bearded iris roar (don't those throats look tigerish to you?).
Behind the Iris, a clump of pass-along Dayflower blooms. Dave and Betty moved away this week but they'll always be in my garden.
The lone Hinckley's Columbine to survive last summer's blast is blooming it's heart out.
This year I'll gather seeds and start a Hinckley oasis in a shadier spot closer to the faucet.
Along the the east side of the house, a fragrance of vanilla floats on the breeze. Our Anacacho Orchid trees (Bauhinia lunaroides) burst into riotous bloom this week.
It's easy to be happy when the breeze smells so sweet. Hope your breezes are sweet too.
To peek into the season in gardens around the country, follow this link to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, hosted by May Dreams Gardens.
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