Iris ‘War Chief’ and ‘Helen Collingswood’ bloomed today. Pruned two boxwoods out of seven–the two I thinned last year are looking robust again and benefitted well from a good gutting. It’s a big project to get through the boxwoods, so I’ll try to tackle them bit by bit over the next two weeks. Buds forming on the Phlomis russelliana. In the veg garden, tomatoes and peppers are taking off, especially jalapeño and anaheim peppers.