Last night, I had guests over for drinks after dinner at the new sushi restaurant here in town. The food, as always, was excellent. The company was fantastic. We finished off the rest of the Washington Apple Martinis and took in the fragrances in the garden. The datura were still blooming this morning when I came home for "lunch".
The stunning part of the walk through the yard this morning uncovered this new daylily. It was another one brought to me by a customer at the store in exchange for something last year.
The butterfly bushes are just starting to break in the shrub island.
And the large rudbeckia that appeared last November stayed with me through the winter. It's blooming again now. The flowers are 6" across and when the petals are fully erect, it's something to behold.
It's 81 degrees and humid. The forecast shows another chance of rain this afternoon. The magnolias are blooming. The gardenias are budding again. There's squash and cucumbers forming in the upper potager. Life is good.