A slightly different viewpoint this week as I went to the second floor to take a shot that shows the whole of the garden (compare to last week’s photo below). Full of color, the garden continues to please us every time we see it.
At the center, behind and 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) which are turning into those lovely seed heads, more coneflower, orange calendula (C. officinalis) and white and pink flowering tobacco.
To the left, the blue globe floats in a sea of more calendula, just to its right are red and pastel sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) which are being overrun with vines of the lovely sky-blue, ivy-leaved morning glory (Ipomoea hederacea), behind them, sunflowers (Helianthus annuus), and (hard to see) the patch of zinnias and dahlias, ending with pink phlox (P. paniculata) behind and left of 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 and sunflowers.
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: