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.