I live in a rented home and this is my first spring here, so every day in the garden is a surprise for me. It's incredible how fast things are growing. They literally pop up overnight and within days some of these plants are bigger than me. Here is some fresh colour from this weeks garden.
The first peony to open, this flower is as big as my face!
The out-of-control mystery vine on the balcony. Bonus because the flowers smell awesome!
Edited to add, the mystery has been solved! The vine is called Akebino or Chocolate Vine and some people think it smells of chocolate or vanilla. Apparently if weather conditions are right , it can produce an edible chocolate flavored fruit. In our climate it stays green year round and produces copious flowers and aggressive fast growing tendrils in the spring.