Flowers in Bloom

Having a steady supply of flowers blooming over a season provides pollen and nectar for pollinators.  This season flowers started a bit slower than usual, but with some heat and two major rain events they are now moving ahead of usual bloom time.

 

 

After the trillium, the woods here fill with wild geraniums.  They are a small pink flowered plant. 

 

 

 

 

Then we have a wild apple or hawthorn tree in the loop on our drive.  This year it is dwarfed by the rye

 

 

 

 

The iris are in full swing.  Usually the standards bloom and then after a pause, the Siberian iris bloom.  No pause this year!

 

 

 

And now the the yard is filled with the fragrance of valerian.

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