You leave home for a few days, and just look what happens in the garden. The lilies are starting to put on a show. I love the rust colored ones, but I also love the Easter lilies (especially since I got those a couple of years ago on the discount table the week after Easter for 50 cents each). The pink lilies came from California. The pink calla lilies I started from seeds. The white one, I bought years ago. Some of the sun loving, pollinator plants have started blooming, hopefully to attract butterflies, moths, and bees to the garden. Some of the nonblooming plants are beautiful this year, thanks to the rain. This is a hosta I’ve had for years. Its span is about 6 feet, three feet tall, with 10 inch leaves. And, of course, it’s hydrangea time. The Snowflake oakleaf hydrangea has twelve inch clusters that weigh it down to the ground. Some of the mopheads and the lacecaps are also blooming. Still waiting on the pee gee and limelight. But the Annabelle is covered with blooms. The alstromeria are blooming, along with the dwarf butterfly bush. The alstromeria will be moving to Leslie’s house since I planted this years ago just for her. It’s just an adventure every day to stroll through the garden and spot new things in bloom, or just sprouting from seed. And of course, the veggie garden is up, but well behind its usual size by this time of year. The cold and the wet weather got me off to a slow start, but with blooms can cucumbers, zucchini, and tomatoes be far behind? I can see pickles in the near future.