I bought this 'Karen' azalea last May, but the blooms were already past their prime. It has been so pretty this year and I'm thrilled to find an azalea that will grow here.
I have two Clematis vines that are blooming.
The dianthus is covered in buds and quite a few blooms.
I usually purchase pink 'Million Bells' Calibrachoa for the planters on the front porch. This year I found the purple and have mixed the pink and purple together. I think I actually prefer the purple.
The weather has been cool with temperatures dipping into the 40's at night, the lantana has not been very happy about that and none of the six plants I bought are doing particularly well. Hopefully they will perk up when the nights get warmer.
I'm enjoying this pink knockout rose bush and am now wishing I had purchased two more instead of buying the two red ones. They aren't as pretty, but then I am always partial to pink.
The red twig dogwood is blooming, at least, the one that the rabbits didn't eat is blooming, the other two are recovering from the assassination attempt.
Anyway, here is my belated bloom list:
Purple Wave Petunia
Dianthus - Cheddar pinks, Firewitch and Raspberry surprise
About to bloom:
Purple coneflowersRondo Bearded Tongue