You might not think I have a garden for as infrequently as I show it on my blog. But here we are back for a garden tour of my garden. I have been posting almost weekly on my garden to show it as it transforms though color and texture. I am a bit tardy here with almost two weeks, but I have been very busy with garden walks. Soon I hope to be showing some of them. Above is the side yard, back and the bellflower is the show right now. Behind it is another old-fashioned bloom, sweet peas.
Now for what is the garden doing this week? Here are the previous posts to refresh…
As I said I Would…More Seasonal Garden Progress June 18
A Garden That Changes…All Those Blues June 10
May Garden is for Bulbs and More May 28
This set of images starts out in the front garden, June 30th.
You can view the garden pairings and whirlwind of colors. It is much different from the more sedate look it had when starting the growing season. Magenta makes the blue vibrate and the reds and yellows announce Summer.
Looking across the front garden, the bright magenta pinks and deep blues really are a playful combination.
Many plants in my garden are long blooming or will rebloom. It is an important consideration having a tiny space as I do in this urban garden.
There are still many pinks and blues.
The front garden is filled with bloom. The Flame Phlox really calls attention to itself and goes very well with Petite Wonder Monarda and Butterfly Blue Scabiosa. In the background Perovskia is just starting to bloom out. Fore of the Russian Sage, is the not yet to bloom goldenrod.
The Evening Primrose is still going strong, as is the catmint.
Above, the carpet rose is anything but a carpet. I never cut it back. Behind it is coreopsis and daylilies not yet in flower.
I love Asiatic lilies. Blooming in the front, the whites and yellows are almost ready to pop in the back garden.
The daisies are just starting to bloom. They work well with the asters soon to come in multitudes, front and back. Insects adore them.
Now we move around back.
The lilies are a touch late this year, but you will see this bed packed with them in another week.
The first yellow lily to open.
I do have shade beds with lots of texture.
The Happy Returns are the first daylily to open, but quite a few more are on the way.
Is this combo not electrifying? Million Bells and Verbena. The two blue hanging baskets are also both plants, only in blues. I featured them last garden post.
You can see some of the reds behind. In the background is white Phlox. In the front yard the pink phlox is blooming.
But you can see them here too. The Verbena is being taken over by the Million Bells. Yet being darker purple, they are harder to see.
I have cleome both in the garden and in containers. By the end of the season they are full and huge. The garden cleome is getting very tall already.
The peony bed never sleeps, even though the peonies do.
See the lilies reaching up?
My little steppable bed with sedum and stonecrop.
Believe it or not, I still did not show all that is blooming. I will try to get them next garden post.
See my new blog, Nature and Wildlife Pics. Today we have beautiful golden dragonflies. Gosh is gold gorgeous.