The Tuesday View June 27

June 27, 2017

The main garden progresses, filling in abundantly. A magnet for Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies, Carolina lupine (Thermopsis villosa) is standing tall. Sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa) and Loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata) all together present a yellow palate and Lamb’s Ears (Stachys byzantina) blossoms in front give bees plenty of forage.

Other things flowering that are hard to see in the photo are Catmint (Nepeta racemosa), pink and blue Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus) and Coral Bells (Heuchera sanguinea). Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’ is just starting and Iris siberica is ending. Huge clumps of Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro) and Astilbe taquettii are budding up, promising good things to come.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Thanks to Cathy at Words and Herbs for hosting The Tuesday View, a meme showing the view of one or more of our gardens over the course of a growing season.

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
This entry was posted in Country Gardening, My Photos and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

73 Responses to The Tuesday View June 27

  1. Laurie Graves says:

    So lovely. I really enjoyed the slideshow of shots of your garden during the months and seasons. Such change!

  2. Two thumbs up, the garden is really coming along, I enjoyed the progress photos.

  3. Alice Pratt says:

    Very exciting to see all the blooms. I have a lot of female Black Swallow Tails this year, have not seen any ‘pillars….there’s fennel, parsley, dill and lots & lots of Rue for them to grow chubby on. Milkweed is just starting to bloom…that is coming up in the lawn, compost bin & all gardens!

  4. Cathy says:

    Those golden yellows are so beautiful Eliza! I really love the lupin and sundrops, and it is always a joy to see the butterflies visiting too. 🙂 The slideshow is a great idea, and you have reminded me that I should do that one week soon too!

  5. Mike Bizeau says:

    So much yellow must make it feel like the sun is alway shining even on a could day. Wonderful.

  6. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    I love seeing everything grow. All looks beautiful 🙂

  7. Rita Pichette says:

    Looking good!

  8. Anne says:

    What a joyous way to take us through your garden!

  9. Robin says:

    Such a beautiful garden, any time of the year. I thoroughly enjoyed the slideshow and watching as it changes. 🙂

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Robin. I was just thinking about you this morning, wondering how you were doing. 🙂 Nice to see your comment and hope you are enjoying the summer.

  10. March Picker says:

    Loving the gold and silver combination, Eliza! You’ve created a treasure chest.

  11. arlingwoman says:

    It’s such a pleasure to see things come out, bloom, seed, and relinquish their position to another flower. I love all your yellows. I have a lot of hot colors in my garden and not that the larkspur are passing off, it’s hard to find flowers to cool down the bouquets! I think you have a better variety and mix.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Lisa. Last year I had a lot of calendula, which self-sow like mad. This year I’m yanking them by the dozen, so over them. Cleome didn’t self-sow, strangely enough, so it’ll look different from last year at least.

  12. bittster says:

    It looks so lush and healthy and the yellows are so bright! All the green makes me think it’s still spring, and the hot, dry spells of summer haven’t taken their toll yet.
    Love the slideshow as well, what a nice touch 🙂

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Frank. Unlike last year, it’s been raining buckets. Every leaf is larger than usual, so full of abundant water. I haven’t had to water any seeds or transplants, Mother Nature is taking care of it. 😉

  13. ladyfi says:

    So lovely and lush.

  14. Christina says:

    What strikes me most Eliza, is the deep rich GREEN! It makes a wonderful backdrop to the fast growing perennials and annuals.

  15. Sue Vincent says:

    While your garden wears gold, mine wears pink. It is odd how the weeks seem to choose a colour scheme 🙂

  16. Looking good. The slideshow took a while to load, but it was worth it

  17. Kathy Sturr says:

    So fun! Love the slide show!

  18. You know I always love seeing how your garden is changing – and this week, it’s a reminder for me to go out and get the picture of my backyard taken. I keep forgetting, despite being out there all the time doing things like reading and putzing around with the bird feeders.

  19. Chloris says:

    Lovely to see how it developed over the year. It’s looking gorgeous in its summer glory.

  20. Kris P says:

    The garden seems to be settling into its yellow period, adding cheer. I love that Carolina lupine and it’s even better when served up with a swallowtail butterfly!

  21. Bela Johnson says:

    Don’t you find it challenging to photograph your gardens? I sure do. I tend to focus on particular flowers or plants, instead. A long view just does not look as it does to the eye. Aloha, Eliza! Lovely.

  22. Gorgeous, Eliza – so green and lush and healthy looking! I’ve never grown Carolina lupine but it looks wonderful. The time-lapse slideshow is so welcome – I love seeing how a garden changes over time.

  23. Beautiful garden and happy yellow colors!

  24. ladyfi says:

    So beautiful!

  25. MK says:

    Your garden is rocking!

  26. Brenda says:

    What a brilliant idea to use the slideshow. It is amazing how fast everything grows. Your garden looks much neater than mine. I need to get out there and do some cutting back!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Brenda. I try to get the mulch down early before the weeds get started. I’ve come to depend upon mulch to keep things somewhat tidy. However, come August, I let things slip. Weeds always win. 😉

  27. So very beautiful!

Comments are closed.