For once this is a decent year for them. As it is for the forsythia, which had failed completely for three years running. We had a brief spike of very hot and dry, but now at the height of their flowering and growing season it is moderate and cool. And the rain, while not much, is enough for them. Timing is everything. Next week looks to be drier, but hopefully not too hot.
I should go out there and mark the clumps that absolutely need division, i.e. essentially no blooms, come to think of it. I don’t want to do it during bloom, but afterwards sometime in May, would work. Any bets I actually do it? 🙂