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: