Flowers around our yard
May 11 to 14

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The white bleeding heart that we planted last year is blooming gaily in the back yard forest.

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The holly berries from last year are still bright red. The holly trees are at the edge of the forest.

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In the front yard three clematis are blooming. We haven't figured out the name of this one although it may be a Nelly Moser. Last year it was a much brighter pink!

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The new raised strawberry bed behind the house has berries forming.

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One of the small rhododendrons in edge of the forest has come into bloom. The other two have no flowers this year.

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This one is making up for the others!

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Tomatoes, garlic, lettuce and more in the raised bed/greenhouse are all growing happily.

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The first opium poppy blossom opened today! There are many more to come.

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And there are two blossoms on the climbing Hot Cocoa rose on the front yard arch.

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There are fox glove coming into bloom in several spots in the yard.

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This double clematis may be called Proteus.

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Four colours of lupines are blooming.

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The red one is coming up under a Rose of Sharon, which is not in bloom yet.

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There are pale blue lupines closer to the front of the yard.

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Looking at the east side of the yard from the house. the Japanese dogwood tree is now blooming too.

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Three varieties of clematis share one side of the arch.

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This variety, called Henryi, has large white blossoms.

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There are still many buds to open.

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At the other end of the scale these miniature columbine blossoms are about 3/4 inch across.

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They come in dark purple as well as pink.

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A close look at the dogwood blossoms.

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Beside the driveway is a lavendula.

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