I almost heard Gomer Pyle (remember him?) exclaiming "shazam" and "surprise, surprise, surprise" in my garden when I took a quick stroll around this afternoon. A lot of flowers burst into bloom, seemingly overnight! Must be the flower fairies FedExed them. Foxglove, columbine, cornflower, sweet williams (pinks), campanula (balloon flower), colorful, yellow coreopsis blooms... The overpowering sweetness of the brambly, multi flora rose has almost peaked, and the old fashioned roses are spent (due to several heavy rains) before they really had a chance to bloom. The glorious poppy is just a bright memory and the peony's petals have fallen with the rain.