This is what's been blooming this week in the perennial garden. And some of these were a real surprise. In the top left is lavender, surprise number one. I planted these last year, and they did absolutely nothing. They didn't get bigger and certainly didn't bloom. I forgot about them as lavender is not a perennial in this zone, and planted a day lily and some poppy seeds. They comp;letely overshadowed the lavender, and it wasn't until I went to weed that I actually saw them blooming underneath everything else. Surprise number two was that beautiful red lilly, which was planted two years ago. I had (foolishly as it turned out) planted about 14 lilly bulbs hoping they would survive the harsh dry winter, and the harsh hot summer against the brown house. Some did, but barely, and this red one has never bloomed before. This year, probably because of a very wet June, all 14 lilly plants came up and bloomed. The white one is also blooming right now. The daisy is different from the last one, this one has longer, more raggedy shaped petals, and smells much more pleasant.
From an art point of view, I've been drawing and painting lillies for two years, because they are my favorite, and I think this is the best I've ever done. I'm really pleased with the shape of the petals. I finally managed to capture that little curve of the ends of the petals.