A quick note this morning about one of my favorite plants. This is Ranunculus 'Buttered Popcorn' and is one of the Buttercups. The leaves are decidedly different from the common field buttercup, but the flowers are identical. It is just coming into bloom and couldn't be cheerier. It grows in sun or shade and damp or dry, though in dry and sunny conditions it may wilt a bit in the afternoon sun. It can get a bit 'enthusianstic' at times, but is easily kept under control. I just enjoy it and let it choose where it wants to grow (and it will decide all by itself) and just keep it out of places where it would be a bit too much for its neighbors.
Out this morning to see how wonderful everything looks after out surprise inch of rain last night. We have been a bit dry lately as promised showers have mostly gone north and south of us without watering our gardens. Maybe fears of another summer of drought were premature.