The Tuesday View August 1

August 1, 2017

The garden is in its prime season and we’re getting much pleasure looking down upon it from the deck where we take all our meals when the weather permits.

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) are flowering abundantly, attracting many different bees and butterflies.

Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro) is covered with bees and fluffy spires of pink/purple Astilbe taquettii are making a statement. Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ surprised me with abundant blooms. It had a slow start and caught up in a flash. The hummingbirds are loving it.

Along the front, Lamb’s Ears (Stachys byzantina) bookend Japanese Blood Grass (Imperata cylindrical) surrounded by Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella sativa).

Tucked in the middle and back are red-burgundy and double orange daylilies (Hemerocallis). The sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) have finally begun to blossom in earnest, delighting us with their scent.

Sunflowers are budding up and will soon give a great show along the back.

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. Visit to see links to other garden views from around the world.

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59 Responses to The Tuesday View August 1

  1. Alice Pratt says:

    ❤️ Our beautiful planet Earth is the very best place to live! We are so fortunate to have all this diversity surrounding us. ❤️. A Monarch fluttered here yesterday afternoon.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      After years of seeing no or maybe one Monarch in the fall, I’m rejoicing at the numbers I am seeing this year. I have a second wave of instars on my milkweed and today I saw eggs. BTW, one of the first caterpillars is preparing to pupate – that larval stage went by so fast!

  2. What a delight! I can imagine your pleasure sitting out enjoying the sights and fragance of your blooming garden. A five star feast for the birds and insects!

  3. Christina says:

    Your garden is so beautiful at this time of year.

  4. It certainly is looking in prime condition

  5. neihtn2012 says:

    Beautiful, exemplary garden! I wish mine were like that at this time of the year.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Hien. It is tricky to have a garden look good spring through fall. I tend to have ones that shine in one season or another. This one is definitely a summer garden!

  6. The sunflowers here are really starting to come out – they seem to have done particularly well this year!

  7. domnuio says:

    Great view,beautiful photos !
    Lovely flowers

  8. Your garden has a wonderful array of flowers. Am still waiting for my purple coneflowers but think they are resting through our hot August and will flower in September.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you! Glad you are back blogging again. It was good to see your comment. 🙂 I hear it has been very hot where you are this summer. I hope your coneflowers flower well for you!

      • It has been hotter than usual and for longer. It’s more like a resting time for the plants too, even the roses give up but will come out again in September and flower till gone Christmas!

  9. Kris P says:

    I love the color repetition, Eliza. I just planted Echinops ritro for the first time – I’ll be thrilled if mine look half as good as yours!

  10. Kathy Sturr says:

    Oh, my favorite view so far!!!

  11. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Oh wow, that looks amazing. I bet it is buzzing with insects.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, it really is abuzz. I love standing in the middle and listening to the hum and seeing the flutter of butterflies all around. Then, of course, there are those crazy kamikaze hummingbirds zooming by at 30-40 mph! Their wings actually whistle! 😉

  12. Cathy says:

    Your summer garden is simply gorgeous Eliza! Beautiful coneflowers and Astilbe with the bright Crocosmia as contrast. And the vista with the baron grass surrounded by Nigella is magical. 🙂 Happy August!

  13. arlingwoman says:

    Such a nice mix of colors, Eliza. I’d be on the deck as much as possible too!

  14. Gorgeous perennial border! Love it, Eliza.

  15. Christy B says:

    Such a lovely view you present to us!!

  16. Jewels says:

    Such stunning views, just lovely Eliza! ❤

  17. ladyfi says:

    What a lovely garden!

  18. Joanna says:

    Very nice! Echinacea and love-in-a-mist are blooming here as well!

  19. Your garden is enchantingly beautiful!

  20. bittster says:

    Oh that is really amazing! What a fantastic view for those summers out on the deck 🙂
    I love the bold summer colors and only wish crocosmia did as well here. I have a few tiny seedlings so maybe the strongest will survive and flourish!
    I love the sweet pea photo.

  21. MK says:

    Just lovely, Eliza

  22. Just visiting your website, I feel like I’ve had a mini vacation. Thanks for sharing the beauty of your garden!

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