Yesterday's sun and high temperature of 91 degrees F. (32.77 degrees C.) pushed any laggards in the garden into full bloom. In my garden in flower today are:
Trillium grandiflorum. I can't take any credit for this as it was here when we bought the house. But I have managed to start some new clumps from this mother plant.
Woodland peony, Paeonia obvata var. alba
Another woodland peony, Paenonia japonica
Checkered lily, Fritillaria meleagris
Epimedium x rubrum
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilac Fairy'
Japanese woodland poppy, Glaucidium palmatum. I moved this gem to a shadier spot last fall and then we lost the tree over the winter. We'll see how much sun it can take and survive.
Tulipa 'Orange Princess.' This is in the traffic island garden 60 feet from the house, but she's visible from the window over the kitchen sink.
Tulipa 'Prinses Irene'
Chenomeles, unknown variety. This was also here when we moved in but mostly buried under a Weigela. We axed that shrub to save the quince.
To see what's blooming today in gardens around the world, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens who monthly hosts GBBD.