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.