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.