At long last the peonies, which until now had been holding their buds so tightly, have opened. Here they are, in all their pink-tipped fragrance, with Baptisia Purple Smoke in the background.
And here, more spring whites: Artemisia Silver Brocade sprawling in front of Dianthus Tatra Fragrance.
More whites: St. Francis, under a white birch tree, brings grace to this corner of the yard, with its frosty hostas and snow white Lamium White Nancy.
Finally, today's bouquet: peonies, baptisia, bleeding hearts, honeysuckle, ferns, hosta leaves.