First, the rosebuds are starting to open:
my favorite floribunda
my only David Austin rose
The weigela shrub is always colorful at this time of year:
Last year I yanked out the oriental poppy, as it was getting very scraggly, but some of it must have survived, because this is happening:
Meanwhile, the columbine is also happy:
As is the meadow rue:
I have a bird and bee friendly garden. This is one of the many varieties of Monarda, also known as Bee Balm:
The foxglove blooms only every other year, and this is its year!
There are a lot more roses that are getting close to blooming, and the crop of mallow won't bloom until mid-summer, nor have the peonies opened, so there will certainly be more updates later in the season.