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.
Oh! It looks so wild and beautiful and romantic and fairy-like!!! 🌸🍓🌸👸🏼🦄🌸🐾🐾🐾🐾🌸🍓
🙂 Thank you, Trini. It is pretty magical. 🙂
What a change in the sweet peas! (I like ’em)
Yes, they are blooming like mad and they smell heavenly!
Looks like a wonderful place to hang out!
It is the view from our deck where we do hang out a lot in summer, weather permitting. 🙂
What a great view. I can’t wait to see those sunflowers. Strike that. I can. Don’t want to rush things.
🙂 Yes, I know what you mean. It is just about to become a color show. Thanks for viewing, Lisa!
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.
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. 🙂
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! 🙂
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.
lovely to see the changes over the weeks. I have just planted an Echinops 🙂
The bees will be happy you did!
My sundrops are waning, too, and although other flowers are coming into bloom, nothing can compare with that bright yellow.
They will always have a place in my garden. 🙂
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).
Exactly – but kids take A LOT longer! 😉 I hope folks don’t getting too bored with this view, but more color will happen next week.
This is so FUN!
Thank you, Kathy. Stay tuned, next week is going to surprisingly different. 🙂
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.)
Thank you, Denise. I would love to see your high mountain meadows – I bet they are stunning!
It was just a patch of bare ground in April! It’s amazing how much difference there can be in just a few months. 🙂
It really is an amazing transformation. The past few days many things are beginning to flower. Summer is when this garden shines. 🙂
It must be a happy garden. 🙂
It really is. Yesterday, I was standing in the middle of it, absorbing the color, watching bees and butterflies and along came a hummingbird that sipped and perched, over and over for several minutes as I stood transfixed. I thought, “It is for moments like this that I garden. It is worth all the effort.”
That sounds like such a wonderful moment! 🙂
That it was!
I enjoyed viewing the transformation…gives HOPE to us all
Yes, it does. Nature is the one thing that I can rely on!