For the first time since we planted it almost five years ago, our Calycanthus 'Hartlage Wine' is covered in blooms. Luckily a few were still looking good when we arrived home from our recent trip. This is supposedly fragrant but I've never noticed it.
The Cornus canadensis plants that I put in last year are doing well. They want shade and moist acidic soil which is just what we have in the moss garden under the apple tree. Though I am not sure for how much longer those conditions will exist.
Thalictrum sp. 'Black Stockings' is four years old and just about over my head. Wish I had not planted it so it is half-hidden by the tree.
Meanwhile my old Bleeding Heart continues apace. I brought this plant from my old garden, making it over twenty years old. This photo is from May 5th.
May 11th. Note the difference in height against the back fence.
Mark took this photo of me with the Bleeding Heart on June 3rd. I am 5'7" which gives you an idea of the size. And this plant is growing with a southern exposure rather than in lots of shade. Flowers are just about over; think it needs dividing rather than just cutting back.