i had a dentist appointment in downtown Ironwood today. (not part of the pleasant surprises) and saw this small park on a corner in town. last time i had seen this park, it was covered in snow and lit up for the holidays.
i love how white lilac looks like ruffles on a little girl's dress
the pink flowers are bloody cranesbill (geranium sanguineum), and the yellow are below. the white ones i think are called candytufts but i'm still looking.
cushion spurge/chrome spurge (euphorbia polychroma)
wind poppy (papaver) ~ i first saw just the fuzzy buds and thought they were odd, but then i saw the poppy they would open to and just fell in love with them. sooo beautiful!
another variety of wild onions, these were actually pretty large, about the size of a baseball
these bearded iris (iris germanica) were beautiful just because they looked like antique book pages
common spiderwort (tradescantia virginiana)
this columbine (aquilegia species) reminded me of a nice smooth pinot noir
wild chive (allium species)
greater periwinkle (vinca major)
not pictured were buttercups (ranunculus acris), spreading fleabane (erigeron divergens)
i have another appointment in the morning, so will probably get better pictures of them and the candytufts.