This peony was given to us by a (late) friend of my husband.
It had been in his yard for 30 years, so it is 50 + years old now. It smells wonderful.
This raggedy iris has been in the garden for many years too. It did very little for 15 years, and then I moved it. Now it thrives. It is starting to spread, and flowers abundantly. I don't know it's name.
The clematis here is the second clematis to bloom this Spring. I don't know the name. It was planted at the back of the garden for several years and never flowered. I moved it into full sun, and now it does really well.
This is a new pink clematis that was planted two weeks ago. We had lots of rain the next day and for several days afterwards. Just what it needed. It has a ton of buds, and is doing well.
This little corner leads to the stone path at the side of the house.
I have another iris here, and some rock plants. This is where the forget~me~nots and violets self seed.
These dianthus, or pinks as my Mum always called them, were at the side of the house. They grew but hardly thrived. Last year I moved them, and they are rewarding me with lots of flowers.
I don't remember what this is. Anyone have a clue?
It has been struggling for a few years now.
So..come the Fall I shall move it.
It is so hard for me to throw out anything that lives but doesn't do well.
We have a shady garden owing to several large trees and I think that is the problem. Last year rather than give up, I moved lots of plants, and obviously it worked as they are now all blooming where they're planted!
Have a great weekend, see you next week.
Thanks to everyone for their suggestions.
Ms. Robyn correctly identified the flower above, and I verified it on line.
It is Penstemon.
Thank you Robyn.