This hosta has big yellow green leaves and large flowers (for a hosta) , pale lavender with interior white streaks.
One lily plant is a bouquet :
The white crape myrtle "Natchez" has started to bloom. The trunk is starting to exfoliate.
It's warm and humid. In the morning we hear cicadas along with the birds: the Carolina wren's "Wichita ", the nasal honk of the nuthatch, the song sparrow on the neighbor's house, the occasional insistent peeeep of the young robins (so far heard but not seen) when a parent returns to the forsythia.
I bought this small-flowered day lily probably more than 30 years ago from Philip White in Monroe ME. My mother had heard of him as a daylily grower. On my next visit to my parents the 3 of us drove inland to his remote little farm. He had many daylilies blooming as well as Asclepias ("can you tongue it? " he challenged me). I bought some others but this little one has lasted, surviving even the Great Yard Cleanup. I wish I could remember its name, and be absolutely certain that it is the one I bought from Mr. White, rather than the other similar one I bought closer to home around the same time. It might be either Golden Chimes or the result of his crossing that with something else.
Morning glories (soon,I hope!). Interesting that the leaves are different from the heart shaped leaves on the ones I planted in front from a different package.
Butterfly bush. Yesterday we had a tiger swallowtail and one of the black ones. I thought it was a Black Swallowtail rather than the black form of the tiger but I'm not certain.
This week we have seen a male goldfinch twice, after not having any in the yard. We continue to see robins, doves, cardinals, chickadees , nuthatches, occasional woodpeckers, catbirds, house finches, etc. and I just heard cicadas.
These are from some bulbs I planted this spring. For some reason I thought they would all be taller. The first one is back next to the new clematis Anna Louise. It's about 2 feet high and is paired with a deep pink lily of the same height.
This one is just tall enough to show above the peonies.
These short ones are against the fence toward the back and need to be moved.