This month, all of my favorite flowers are in bloom here in Dublin. Peonies, lilacs, gorse, irises. Peonies because they are the fluffiest, gorse because it smells like coconut, and lilacs and irises because they remind me of piano recitals when I was younger. My mom used to bring Peggy, our piano teacher, bouquets of irises and lilacs at our end of the year recital.
This one is the gorse, the rest are more universally recognizable. It blooms twice a year and smells just like coconut.
This is not gorse, but it’s equally yellow and do you see that big bee in the corner? He was so happy.
Clematis in Dublin isn’t as deep purple as I remember it in Maine, and sometimes it seems a little more like an invasive weed than a garden plant, but the giant walls of it are really impressive.
What’s in bloom in your neck of the woods?