A peek at the garden. Mid-July always brings the most intense blooming period of the summer.
I like it.
Day Lilies on the far side of the house.
Liatris in that same bed.
Balloon flower in the Memorial Garden. I planted this last year and, to be honest, when it was first emerging from the ground this year, I thought it was a weed. For some reason, I thought it had been planted further to the right. Thankfully, I didn’t yank it, because it was the balloon flower, aka Sentimental Blue. It’s three times as big as it was last year and it’s blooming profusely. By the looks of it, lots of blooming happened while I was away.
In the chicken wire fence garden, blue morning glories (and a fence that needs to be replaced).
In that same bed:
Smaller purple morning glories. I vaguely remember thinking of buying more than one variety and I clearly did!
This gives you an idea of the difference in size.
Some zinnias have also started to bloom alongside the morning glories.
In the big garden bed, phlox is blooming – despite the efforts of the deer. He did eat my hostas over by the shed, though. Dang it!
And brown-eyed susans are blooming alongside the red bee balm.
Coneflowers, both white and purple, are everywhere.
It’s pretty beautiful around here. I’m so glad this is all happening while I’m still at home. I can lap it up and really enjoy it before I have to leave in a few weeks.
And for Linda, a photo of my new mug (it’s huge.)