The Tuesday View July 12

IMG_3235This week’s garden view shows the sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa) waning, although this photo was taken late in the day when they had begun to close. On the lower right, the yellow daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’) is still blooming.

White and pink flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata) and dots of yellow and orange calendula (C. officinalis) have started to bloom (lower front left) and you can see sweet peas (Lathyrus odorata) in the upper left. In the middle is a red daylily and behind it, one of the tetraploid orange daylilies is blooming. Out of view at the rear, more rose daylilies and the first cleome has begun blossoming. Along the back, the sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) have gained at least a foot. Front and center, the coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea) and globe thistle (Echinops ritro) are well budded up and a few are blooming. I had to move the blue globe forward as a coneflower had grown so large, it was obscuring it.

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 evolution. Below are some of the previous views for comparison.


April 1, 2016

April 1, 2016


June 11, 2016


June 28, 2016


July 5, 2016

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30 Responses to The Tuesday View July 12

  1. Trini Lind says:

    Oh! It looks so wild and beautiful and romantic and fairy-like!!! 🌸🍓🌸👸🏼🦄🌸🐾🐾🐾🐾🌸🍓

  2. MK says:

    What a change in the sweet peas! (I like ’em)

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

    Looks like a wonderful place to hang out!

  4. arlingwoman says:

    What a great view. I can’t wait to see those sunflowers. Strike that. I can. Don’t want to rush things.

  5. Christina says:

    The view is still predominantly green and showing that plants are still growing well. I also have Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’ but mine finished flowering a few weeks ago as it is one of the first to flower here.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Yes, this really is a July/August bed. We had a cool spring, so it is a bit delayed. It is catching up now.
      I’ve been adding more spring bulbs in recent years, but as we aren’t outside until the weather turns warm, I don’t bother with it too much. 🙂

  6. Cathy says:

    It is so incredibly green Eliza! Do you see this view from the house? The sweet peas are looking good, and you have got a lovely big clump of Echinops. I must try growing that one day too. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Cathy. This is the view off our deck, upon which we eat our meals in summer if it isn’t raining. It used to be all vegetables, then became more and more flowers over 26 years. Now it is 50/50 or maybe 60/40? ;D The flower part keeps expanding.

  7. Ann @Ann Edwards Photography says:

    lovely to see the changes over the weeks. I have just planted an Echinops 🙂

  8. Laurie Graves says:

    My sundrops are waning, too, and although other flowers are coming into bloom, nothing can compare with that bright yellow.

  9. srickman2014 says:

    It is so interesting to follow the change in your garden – what a great idea! It is a gift to see that which you cannot capture when you view it daily (kind of like watching your children grow).

  10. Kathy Sturr says:

    This is so FUN!

  11. Love seeing how your garden grows! You should see the wildflowers up in the high mountain basins now Eliza … you’d love it … gorgeous big Columbine, Larkspur, Paintbrush and much more! (I’m in shooting mode but will post some soon.)

  12. Bun Karyudo says:

    It was just a patch of bare ground in April! It’s amazing how much difference there can be in just a few months. 🙂

  13. I enjoyed viewing the transformation…gives HOPE to us all

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