My garden usually looks like hell around this time of year and there's usually not much blooming, but amazingly it looks pretty good and there are tons of things blooming! There's a lot to look at, so I'll keep the words to a minimum.
"Lipstick" alpine strawberry
Armeria (new to my garden this year)
"Red Shades" bee balm and mullein
native Blackeyed Susan
"Carefree" rose - truly is carefree
"Montana" centaurea - seeds out well for naturalizing
"Prairie Sunset" heliopsis - prone to aphids, but a little soap water does the trick!
echinacea - planted these from seeds 10 years ago and they have been slowly taking over ever since!
"Elodie" double lily - they survived the move!
"Golden Queen" globeflower
"Gold Flame" honeysuckle
hoary vervain - native
"Italia" lily - These are one of my favorites! Fortunately they also are multiplying since I can no longer find them offered.
These were labeled as "Latvia" when I purchased them, however, after further research, they are not. So, if anyone out there has a clue as to what they might be, please let me know. They are very dark red on the petal exterior and a glowing red/orange on the inside. Very nice. Plus they have nice form and are very sturdy - no staking needed.
Common mullein - volunteer
"Molten Lava" lychnis
"Miss Wilmot" cinquefoil
"Pewter Moon" heurchera - still blooming since last GBBD!!
"Parker's Gold" achillea
pink catchfly - volunteer
"Queen of the Prairie"
red bee balm
Rattlesnake Master - native
white rose campion
Volunteer sunflower - I planted sunflowers about 10 years ago and have never had to plant them since. Every year I just go around the garden and move the volunteered seedlings to where I want sunflowers.
Angelique lily - very scentastic!
Rudbeckia hirta - volunteer. I love these flowers and look forward to seeing them every year. They are biennials that re-seed moderately. I have about a dozen seedlings waiting their turn next year. I can't wait!!
patio view of main garden
(not every flower seen here is from this garden as I have four other major gardens in my yard).
Let's thank Carol at May Dreams Garden
for creating and hosting Garden Blogger Bloom Day
every month. It's fun and interesting to see what every one has blooming -- and sure makes shopping for new stuff easy! ;) So hit the GBBD link and find out what's going on.BTW - I had started posting this on the 15, but due to some technical difficulties did not get it finished and live until the 19th.