Garden Diary: What's blooming now

In the backyard and shady path:
  • Astilbe, two unknown varieties: one with dark red flowers, and one with white flowers
  • Dicentra eximia "Aurora", White bleeding heart
  • Hosta, variety unknown: small, yellow leaves, purple flowers, could be "Gold Drop"? (just starting to bloom)
  • Hydrangea, variety unknown: white, lacecap type flowers
  • Ilex verticillata "Southern Gentleman", Winterberry, male (in container)
  • Itea "Little Henry", Sweetspire: white flowers (in container)
  • Kalmia "Peppermint", Mountain laurel: white flowers with dark red rays (just ending)
  • Lonicera sempervirens, trumpet honeysuckle: dark orange-red flowers (just ending)
  • Tradescantia "Sweet Kate", Spiderwort: Chartreuse foliage, bright purple flowers
In the sunny border:
  • Alcea, Hollyhocks, unknown strain: tall, pink flowers, white flowers
  • Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly weed: Bright orange flowers
  • Campanula trachelium "Bernice", Bellflower: Double purple flowers
  • Coreopsis verticillata "Zagreb", Tickseed: Orange-yellow flowers
  • Digitalis, Foxglove, unknown variety: White flowers (just ending)
  • Hemerocallis (fulva?), Day lily: Bright orange flowers with brick red interior rays
  • Heuchera, Alumroot, unknown variety: white flowers, silver-variegated burgundy foliage
  • Ilex verticillata, Winterberry, female: White flowers, bright red berries still persisting from last year
  • Monarda didyma "Gardenview Scarlet", Beebalm, Bergamot: Dark red flowers
  • Tradescantia, spiderwort: dark purple flowers
In the front of the house:
  • Centaurea, Bachelor's buttons: Cornflower blue flowers
  • Dianthus caryophyllus Super Trouper Dark Violet, Carnation (windowboxes)
  • Heuchera, unknown variety: White flowers, burgundy foliage overlaid with white
  • Penstemon "Husker Red": White flowers
  • Lavandula, Lavender, unknown variety: dark purple flowers
  • Thymus, Thyme: Pale purple flowers
  • Viola, Pansies: Large chrome yellow flowers with purple marks in the centers

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