What a difference a week makes (compare to last week’s photo below). This week’s view shines with the mid-to-late summer exuberance for which this garden was planned (I have other beds, like the shade or spring/fall gardens, that show better at other seasons).
Threading through the center to the right of tall globe thistle (Echinops ritro), are orange, red and yellow daylilies (Hemerocallis) and several clumps of Astilbe taquettii.
Clockwise from right in the above photo: Bright red Crocosmia ‘Lucifer,’ pink coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea), white flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata), lamb’s ears (Stachys byzantina), love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena), more coneflower, orange calendula (C. officinalis) and white and pink flowering tobacco. Behind them, more calendula, red (the pastels don’t show) sweet peas (Lathyrus odorata), sunflowers (Helianthus annuus), ending with pink phlox (P. paniculata) behind the globe thistle.
At the rear behind the orange tetraploid daylily, pink and white cleome (C. hassleriana) mix with flowering tobacco and a smattering of yellow calendula.
I’m linking 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:
What a difference it is indeed! Your view is positively glowing this week Eliza! I love the way you have listed all the plants – I have been zooming in and out of your photos enjoying all that glorious colour. 🙂 Wonderful!
Thank you, Cathy. All these weeks that I have been posting, I kept wanting to write, ‘wait for it, wait for it!’ knowing what was coming. ;D
Abloom, abloom! Summer exuberance, indeed! A week after your visit, my daylilies are abloom. Oh, why couldn’t they have come just a wee bit earlier? 😉
Post a photo! 🙂
It looks fabulous. I’m going to be making a note of some of those flowers for next year as I’ve noticed that despite being so far away from each other our flowering season appear quite similar. While my flower bee garden was great early in the season it is low in colour now. I have the Crocosmia, Echinacea, Hemerocallis, Astilbe and a few Nigella (self seeded). Calendula usually self seed for me too but for some reason I have very few this year.
Thank you. FYI, Bees really love Echinops, if it’ll grow there. They absolutely cover the blooms.
I’ve tried Echinops so many times but it never takes for me – both from seed and as root. But maybe I should have one more try!
Maybe one of the smaller eryngiums might do better for you? They are equally loved by bees.
Great planning. The photo series really drives it home 🙂
Thank you, Heather. Some things are worth waiting for. 😉
Beautiful, Eliza – I love seeing the progression of the bed, something gardeners always understand and love 🙂
So true. Thanks, Lynn!
Thank you, John. Much appreciated.
Big difference. The top shot is so wonderful.
Thank you, Gigi. I love all that wild color. 🙂
Thoughtfully executed throughout! Love your border Eliza ❤️
Thank you, Val. Late summer is its time. 🙂
Amazing transformation within few months. Beautiful flowers, a joy to look at.
Thank you very much.
Fabulous flower garden coming into its own!!! No doubt some will be in a vase on Monday!
Thank you, Lisa. I couldn’t wait and went out today just to enjoy the gathering and arranging. I love summer time!
It is a happy pastime!
I love your summer border, Eliza! I’m afraid a summer border here (if you discount the aberrant Eustoma) would consist mainly of succulents.
Thank you, Kris. Your summer is like our winter, an inhospitable stretch in the garden. 😉
Def worth the wait! Looks amazing Eliza 🌺❤️
Thank you, Karen! 🙂
I don’t know much about flowers, but do very much appreciate their beauty. Even more, I admire and appreciate the obvious hard work and love of nature invested and so well captured in your lovely flower beds!
Thank you kindly,C! Most appreciated!
That’s really looking a picture now. It is a amazing what difference a few days can make.
Thank you, Allison. It is!
How wonderful it all looks now Eliza. I love your use of annuals threaded through the perennials
Thank you, the annuals make it feel like a different garden every year, as I never know what’ll come up every spring. Fun surprises!
What a beautiful corner!Congratulations for such a garden, Eliza!
Thank you kindly, Anca!
A beautiful spot
Thank you, Derrick.
Wow! it does look very different in just one week, you have achieved just what you wanted from this border, summer colour, lovely.
Thank you, Christina. It really adds to the pleasure of sitting on our deck.
I’m sure it does, I’d love to join you.
If you ever make it over to this side of the Atlantic, you’re welcome anytime. 🙂
Okay, Eliza, I mean this in a kind way, but sometimes this all gets a bit overwhelming for those of us desperately trying to keep some (relatively new) houseplants going!!! I keep referring to your blog where you discussed good houseplants to have to detoxify. 🙂
What can I say? I am an unrestrained plantaholic! ;-D I hope you enjoyed the photos, ignore all the minutiae. 🙂
Do you think this is its prime? I don’t know, seems maybe April-May may have been fuller.
Oh I see now, it is much fuller now.
So lovely, how nice it must be to be surrounded by such beauty .
Thank you, I appreciate it very much! Since we eat meals on the deck, it provides great atmosphere. 🙂
To see the changes in the garden is gardening’s most pleasurable experience. Beautiful garden vista’s Eliza!
Thank you, Karen. It is indeed. We are definitely enjoying this one of late!
You have a beautiful garden. I love the way you notice all the small changes in your garden by keeping log of the progress. Happy gardening.
Thank you, Rupali!
A great record of the garden, what a dramatic change from April to now.
Thank you, Brian. It is an amazing and thrilling transformation. Gotta love the miracle of green growing things!
That truly is an amazing difference – I knew just looking that the sunflowers were new, but wow! I didn’t realize so much had started to bloom.
Thanks, Sarah. The sheer size of this garden helps to make it a wow. 🙂
I absolutely love your photos!! So inspiring just to look at. Also, I love how your garden looks different in each season of the year and each stage of the season. The world is a more beautiful place with your garden in it! Thank you for sharing!! 😀
Thank you, Kim. I truly appreciate your visit and comments. Hope you’re having a great summer!
Thank you, Fi!
Your opening photo itself is a reason for living 🙂 This is a fascinating look at life in general, always something beautiful on its way, if we are patient enough to wait (and industrious enough to put in the work and time…). Beautiful look at how we are always evolving and a reminder to take the time to enjoy it when beauty comes.
Thank you, Randall, for your wonderful comment. Spoken like a true aesthete!