It’s been two weeks since I last posted the Tuesday View as Cathy was away, which gave me the excuse to take a week off!
The annuals are the biggest stars in the garden right now and I am happy with their exuberance.
Along the back, purple, pink and white cleome (C. hassleriana) mix with white, dark and light pink cosmos (C. bipinnatus ‘Sensation Mix’), and dots of zinnias (Z. elegans ‘County Fair Mix’).
Calendulas (C. officinalis) are mixed throughout as they basically have a mind of their own. In the back, the one giant sunflower continues to grow higher and is finally blooming. It has started to lean and I hope it doesn’t topple, but at 14-feet, I’m not sure there’s much I can do to stop it. I’ve counted 31 buds on it, so I hope they get a chance to bloom.
On the right, through the middle, pink and white phlox (P. paniculata) continue to bloom, along with white flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata), pink coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea), and the perpetual lamb’s ears (Stachys byzantina). I took a shot that included the field of goldenrod (Solidago altissima) behind the garden and a bit of the katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) that has started to turn yellow, weeks ahead of schedule. The drought has pushed most trees to turn color early.
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: