Sunday blooms

Forget raindrops on roses (but not whiskers on kittens); raindrops on forsythia are one of my favorite things.

Yep, it’s pretty much been like this, though not as pretty. Forsythia is one of the things I’ll eventually be planting.

It’s been pretty much continually raining here, so my planting has been much delayed. However, today I’ll be out planting a few things. I may not get a lot of blooms this year, but getting my hands in the dirt will feel good. And later this year and next spring, I’ll be seeing the fruits of my labor. That’s always a good thing.

Till then, please enjoy some pictures of past blooms, and a few I’m about to plant.

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Either I’m imagining it, or I saw some blooms on my guara a few weeks back, much sooner than usual.

This pinkish lenten rose is one of the beauties found underneath leaves. It's one of the plants (actually, a set of three) on its way here.

This pinkish lenten rose is one of the beauties found underneath leaves. It’s one of the plants (actually, a set of three) on its way here.

Right now, some sweet pea plants are on the carport, awaiting planting.  Image found on Thompson and Morgan.

Right now, some sweet pea plants are on the carport, awaiting planting.
Image found on Thompson and Morgan.

This was one of the few mini roses I've found that actually has a scent. Alas, this one died a couple of years ago.

This was one of the few mini roses I’ve found that actually has a scent. Alas, this one died a couple of years ago.

Peonies are one of my favorite flowers, though they didn't used to be. They've grown on me. :-D

Peonies are one of my favorite flowers, though they didn’t used to be. They’ve grown on me.

I now have an Angel Face climbing rose ready to plant; it's my first climber. Image found at Parrans Greenhouse.

I now have an Angel Face climbing rose ready to plant; it’s my first climber.
Image found at Parrans Greenhouse.

Ajuga (bugleweed) is a groundcover that can sometimes become invasive. I have Burgundy Glow and Chocolate Chip, which is already flowering.

Ajuga (bugleweed) is a groundcover that can sometimes become invasive (though I’m not worried). I have Burgundy Glow and Chocolate Chip, which is already flowering.

The rose bush out front has a lot of buds on it, and this is what they'll look like.

The rose bush out front has a lot of buds on it, and this is what they’ll look like.

I've never tried to grow bleeding heart, but I'm trying this year since I have a shady spot. Image found on Weheartit.

I’ve never tried to grow bleeding heart, but I’m trying this year since I have a shady spot.
Image found on Weheartit.

I won't see any blooms till next year, but I love mock orange.

I won’t see any blooms till next year, but I love mock orange.

Another one that's grown on me ... I'm planting some columbine back in the shady area, too.

Another one that’s grown on me … I’m planting some columbine back in the shady area, too.

I've got several cultivars of poppies in my plans. This one's a China Poppy.

I’ve got several cultivars of poppies in my plans. This one’s a China Poppy.