The Tuesday View July 5


July 5, 2016

This week’s garden view shows the sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa) are still going strong. On the lower right, the yellow daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’) has started blooming. I cut back the lamb’s ears (Stachys byzantina) flowers in front as they were blocking the view of them. Just to the left of it you can see some of the Allium azureum I’ve used in the last two Monday vases, although blue is hard to see from a distance.

The flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata) and calendula (C. officinalis) have just started to bloom (lower front left) and you can see sweet peas (Lathyrus odorata) in the upper left. In the back the sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) are growing rapidly. Front and center, the coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea) and globe thistle (Echinops ritro) are budded up and will soon be blooming. So stay tuned!

I’m linking up with Cathy at Words and Herbs, joining participants taking weekly photos of the same garden over the course of the growing season to note its subtle evolution. Below are some of the previous views for comparison.


April 1, 2016


May 25, 2016


June 11, 2016


June 22, 2016


June 28, 2016

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33 Responses to The Tuesday View July 5

  1. Cathy says:

    This is looking like high summer now Eliza – I can see the alliums, along with some tall allium seed heads I think? It is such a lovely view with the cool woods behind. Thanks for joining in again! 🙂

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you for hosting, Cathy. Yes, Allium giganteum seed heads from May. I decided to leave them – they are interesting to look at while we wait for coming attractions. 🙂

  2. A fascinating series showing progression

  3. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    I love the way it changes over time.

  4. Christina says:

    There is much more growth isn’t there? It is interesting how even a strong blue can look misty from a distance. I was noticing masses of chicory flowers from the car this morning, they looked very delicate but close up they are an intense blue.

  5. Val Boyko says:

    Moving into the warm colors of summer. Lovely!

  6. Eliza, I really like to see the progression. I think sometimes we “sort of” notice changes and sometimes they pass us right by. Your work is reminding me that things are evolving and changing all around me.

  7. Such a transformation. Aren’t plants the most wonderful things.

  8. dorannrule says:

    So beautiful and serene – nature’s bounty.

  9. The weeks are going by too fast this year! Glad to see the garden looking good. We are burning to a crisp here…nearly 100 F every day this week.

  10. Beautywhizz says:

    Growing beautifully, well done.

  11. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Just gorgeous, Eliza! Love the progression!

  12. Those comparison views from same angle are a great reminder of the rapid progression of the season.

  13. MK says:

    The difference between July5 and June 28 image is significant! How surprising for me, as there’s not much difference in our yard as the summer goes on. Except the fruit, which grows by the day.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Once the heat comes on at the end of June, growth is significant. Yesterday we had rain (at last), so this coming week will reveal even more changes. July and August is when this bed really shines. Being the view off of our deck where we spend a lot of the summer, it works perfectly.

  14. Nomzi Kumalo says:

    You are simply amazing Eliza ❤️

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