Garden Bloggers' Blooms Day: First Flowers
I have a small part of VP Gardens which I've mentally called 'foliage corner'. It's quite shady, hence its lack of appearance on previous Blooms Days. This year's different because there are some new flowers on the block. They remind me of the ivy flowers on the fence nearby and are around the same size.
I lost this shrub-like perennial's label a long time ago so I have no idea of the name. It dies down each winter and re-emerges late spring. It looks like the supplier who gave it to me no longer has it in its catalogue: perhaps you recognise it and can let me know in the comments? Last week I admired the greenery of the leaves, then I turn my back for a short while and this happens.
At least when I look at the same bed from the opposite end I can kid myself summer's still here.
It's all a matter of perspective.
Garden Bloggers' Blooms Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.
Update: by the power of social media, it looks like we have an ID😊 Aralia cordata aka Japanese spikenard, possibly 'Sun King'. It's also edible and it's a member of the Araliaceae family as is ivy!