This garden is still full of surprises for me. Plants get divided and moved around. Plants move themselves. Plants set their own seed and seeds get collected and scattered or sown. Plants live, die and multiply. Some years they appear and some they don't or we fail to notice them amidst the botanical chaos. This would be chaos of the good kind at least. The dead stick chaos is now more subdued and just perhaps more is being revealed.
Teeny tiny miniature daffodils are showing up. This Lilliputian daffodil would be hard to spot in a dedicated rock garden of miniatures. In the wild cultivated garden it is a wonder I stumbled upon it and several other clumps of microscopic daffodils. They must be late bloomers. Only now are flower buds showing.
They were all near this new anemone I found.
And another Fritillaria meleagris was discovered. I think this one may be white.
I have been on peony patrol everyday. Last year caterpillars put a major hurting on the new growth before we noticed and started squishing them. This year it is not going to happen. The caterpillars are being squished before they wreck the peonies.
Then I discovered a new peony. I do not remember one being here. I marked it with a stick because I walk through this non-path area on occasion and would not want to step on it. That could be worse than caterpillar damage.
Of course there are daffodils. Here is one of those fancy urban double ones. Here I suppose you could call it Country Chic.
Some daffodils are just now in their prime. This one might be 'Petrel'.
There are other daffodils that have not yet opened. A big fat non-blooming clump that was marked for division is loaded with buds this year. Wonder what it will be.