I barely left the house yesterday -- just long enough to try to walk Olga, who once again was content with a short amble around the corner. Otherwise we hung out in the garden, where I wandered with the camera, so that's where today's photos come from.
First, our broom is flowering with its red and yellow pea-like blossoms. See that little droplet of water on the in-focus flower? I love that.
This is another honesty plant that came up of its own accord in a houseplant in the living room. I have no idea how that seed got in there, but that's the mystery of plants, right? Anyway, we moved it outside and now it's doing its thing and producing flowers.
This little bluebell came up in the middle of the lawn. I swear I've never seen a bluebell there before -- certainly not a flowering one. It's in a vulnerable place but we're doing our best to steer clear of it.
The candytuft is flowering abundantly...
...as is the aquilegia.
Every year I try to photograph our first rose. This year we had two simultaneous flowers on the same bush. (You can see one behind the other here.) The other rose bushes all have buds, so it looks like we'll get a good display.
Our brook thistle is flowering...
...as are the blue irises, despite the fact that Olga keeps walking through them.
Our banana tree, which we repotted a couple of weeks ago, has been looking terrible. I think it's been waterlogged -- the new pot comes with a saucer that's been pretty consistently full of standing water. So yesterday we removed the saucer and a bunch of water flowed out of the pot. Hopefully this will revive the plant. I'd have guessed bananas wouldn't mind soggy soil, but maybe they do.