The Siberian Irises are blooming right now and they look absolutely gorgeous when back-lit by the morning light.
One of my favorite plants to appreciate in the morning is the smokebush. The light and shadows on the leaves is pure magic.
I love how you can see the shadows of other leaves and stems in the highlights on some of the leaves.
Here’s that warm sun shining through.
|Catmint and pink roses.|
Purple Columbine, purple spiderwort, and pink roses with the top of the shed in the background. I have to say I’m not a huge fan of spiderwort except when it’s blooming. It seeds itself all over and usually NOT where I want it. After it flowers it looks pretty unsightly and I cut it back, which is a good thing I think because that causes the leaves to grow in again.
It has been very windy the past couple of days, which has caused the climbing rose to drop petals. I like how the dappled light looks with the petals on the ground.
The rose petals on the ground next to the Hens and Chicks, also dappled with light.
|Hens and Chicks succulent.|
This purple columbine is in a shadier spot right now, but you can see the light behind it.
This peony is also in a shady spot at this time of the day, but you can see the sun behind it.
As the lights and shadows change throughout the day, so does the garden. It makes you take notice of different things at different parts of the day. I find that pretty fascinating.