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.
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.
So lovely. I really enjoyed the slideshow of shots of your garden during the months and seasons. Such change!
Thank you, Laurie. Hard to believe we had snow only 3 months ago!
Amazing, isn’t it? The velocity of change.
Two thumbs up, the garden is really coming along, I enjoyed the progress photos.
Thank you, Amelia. It is so stuffed, you wouldn’t believe I’d thinned them out…I need a machete. 😉
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!
Yes, fingers crossed we get monarchs this year!
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!
Thank you, Cathy. It’s the first time I used the slideshow feature – very effective for this purpose!
So much yellow must make it feel like the sun is alway shining even on a could day. Wonderful.
Thank you, Mike. It does feel cheerful and sunny when we look upon it from the deck!
Your welcome, we have a bit of the same right now in our little xeric yard with the yarrow and Golden Rod flowering away right now. In just a week or so the cone flowers will join the party and compliment the yellow with purple.
I’d love to see a post of it – sounds beautiful! 🙂
Perhaps we will take a few shots soon…but they may contain bugs.
Bugs are okay, part of life and proving you don’t use chemicals. 😉
Most of are garden-landscape shots are macros of the bugs on the flowers hence the bug reference. We do however try to entice the good guys into the mix to help control the one that damage the plants. Bugs not chemicals should be the motto.
I love seeing everything grow. All looks beautiful 🙂
Thank you! ❤
What a joyous way to take us through your garden!
Thank you, Anne. A slideshow really shows the progression well!
Such a beautiful garden, any time of the year. I thoroughly enjoyed the slideshow and watching as it changes. 🙂
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.
Loving the gold and silver combination, Eliza! You’ve created a treasure chest.
🙂 Thanks, March, I like the way you see things!
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.
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.
I think calendula want cooler climes. They self sow here, but only to the extent I’m glad to see them again, and they always look better in November than July…
Yes, they don’t like hot summers.
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 🙂
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. 😉
So lovely and lush.
Thank you, Fi. Lots of rain this year!
What strikes me most Eliza, is the deep rich GREEN! It makes a wonderful backdrop to the fast growing perennials and annuals.
With all the rain we’ve had this spring, it is even more green than usual…like Ireland! A contrast to your xerophytic garden, yes?
While your garden wears gold, mine wears pink. It is odd how the weeks seem to choose a colour scheme 🙂
If only the iris held out for another week, there would have been a nice blue/purple contrast. The lysimachia and sundrops spread readily, so the display can get massive! I’m always ripping out scads of them. Your pink must be roses and clematis, or?
Roses, mainly… mounds of them 🙂 I do love the star-flowers of lysimachia punctuata though…one of my favourites. I’d happily rehome yours if you were closer 🙂
I’d give you loads!
I’d take them all. 🙂 I love them as cut flowers too when the yellow stars fall around the vase. They are too pretty to clean up 🙂
😀 It’s true!
Looking good. The slideshow took a while to load, but it was worth it
Glad to hear it, Derrick. Thank you!
So fun! Love the slide show!
Thank you, Kathy!
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.
Looking forward to seeing your changes. Is the river still up?
Not much, but some – Paul mowed part of the grass out by the river but had to give up last weekend because it got too swampy.
Lovely to see how it developed over the year. It’s looking gorgeous in its summer glory.
Thank you, Chloris. The transformation always amazes me.
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!
Sometimes I’ve counted up to 4 swallowtails visiting at one time. It really does seem that pollinators love natives best.
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.
Thank you, Bela. Yes, I tend to do closeups of the flowers, too. But for the meme, long shots are required. 🙂
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.
Thank you, Lynn. I’m surprised we don’t see more Thermopsis, as it is a great native to grow.
Beautiful garden and happy yellow colors!
Thank you, Denise. It does cheer me up!
Thank you, Fi!
Your garden is rocking!
😀 Thank you, Micheal. With all the rain we’ve been having, it is quite jungly out there!
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!
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. 😉
So very beautiful!