This 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.