A somewhat grainy view of the garden from the upstairs window shows more of the back of the garden, usually hidden from my usual viewpoint from the deck.
Along the back left, vigorous Morning Glory (Ipomoea ‘Heavenly Blue’) vines, which I have finally learned NOT to plant in the too rich soil of the garden. After two years of trying, I realize that it needs a leaner soil to produce less leaves and more blossoms. But green hearts are nice to look at, I suppose.
Behind them are huge sunflowers that promise soon to be amazing. Pink self-sown ‘Sensation’ Cosmos, a smattering of yellow Calendula, a few dots of white Nicotiana, orange double Daylilies (Hemerocallis), flanked by two clumps of pink Phlox.
Nearer the middle, Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro) and pink Astilbe taquettii are passing peak, but still doing their thing.
Along the front from left, another yellow Calendula and Nicotiana across the path from a large yellow Daylily with a delicious fragrance, which may be ‘Hyperion.’ Patches of Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) flowering profusely, attracting bees and butterflies, especially more Monarchs, much to my delight. We’re now onto our third generation of larva on the Milkweed (Asclepias sp.).
The Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ show continues, spurring hummingbird territorial squabbles.
Further along the front, Lamb’s Ears (Stachys byzantina), Japanese Blood Grass (Imperata cylindrica) surrounded by Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella sativa) and a few more dots of white Nicotiana at the end.
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.