When the season first began however, in March, it was only the Red Peach tree showing color, with a few minor daffodils sticking their yellow heads out as shown below. It is always stunning to me how sparse is the March look of this bed, and how bountiful it is in June.
Then later, in May, the line of peonies in front pops out even while the roses are still blooming (below). The peonies add pink and light pink and red (the latter from peony 'Kansas') into the mixture. And oh, how those deep purple irises show up! 'Wine and Roses' has faded to a burgundy blog in the center.