It's so wonderful to see old favourites come into bloom again. This is my first Iris to bloom this year.
This yellow Iris grows wild at the edges of the lake.
This photo doesn't do justice to the purple Columbine! Maybe I should have been closer?
The Bonica rose has countless buds ( and aphids that I wash off with soapy water every couple of days).
Rugosa roses, on the other hand, are rarely bothered by aphids...or anything else, for that matter. They smell heavenly.