A little triangle bed in the backyard where I throw all the extra stuff from the front yard (see the salvia?). Because here's something I wish I had known when I started planting 4 or 5 years ago: EVERYTHING that goes to seed will spread...and spread...and spread. There's yarrow here too that's not yet in bloom. And my pink peonies did well this year. This picture also shows Echinacea or purple coneflower (in front of the salvia) not yet in bloom and over on the right is oregano that winters over and is now a wonderful ground cover.
California poppies, fire witch dianthus (the pink) and blue flax.
The irises are beginning.
This rose is taller than me! It's called Mr. Lincoln and it smells wonderful. There are roses called Westerland, Polar Star, Just Joey, Henry Fonda and Heart of Gold are in a row next to it. They haven't opened yet. Tea roses take a lot more water and care, but there's nothing better than the fragrance of a home-grown rose.
So is the snow-in-summer in front of them.