Working in the garden today I saw that the first of the German iris had started to blossom. I also noticed that the sempervivum (hen and chicks) was beginning to show some buds. The fuzzy little buds have an “other worldly” look to them. The one plant that’s in full bloom right now is the centaurea, a perennial bachelor button. I especially like the close-up of the center of the centaurea flower.