I love trying new flowers every year. I planted tiger lilies last fall that were supposed to bloom in different colors. Very few of the bulbs came up, victims of the voracious squirrels perhaps. The ones that did come up have all budded and the first to bloom is orange:
The tangle of foliage in the background are Canterbury bells and yarrow. I’m pretending that it’s a cottage garden look rather than just a mess.
Also new this year is some lantana I bought at the Spring Sale at Rutgers Gardens specifically for my new Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden. It hasn’t grown much, but it is finally blooming.