It has taken years, but it looks like my peonies are finally starting to bloom for real. This white one was one of the first this year, hidden behind our rose of sharon. We’ve got some pink ones, both double and single, that look like they’ll bloom in the next couple of days as well.



I planted a wildflower mix from costco this year and it has been fantastic – the best part are these poppies – probably california poppies (very different from the icelandic ones I have in another part of the garden…)

New orchid

We’ve never been ones to learn from our mistakes, so we bought another Ikea orchid the other day. Hopefully we’ll do better at not killing it this time.