The sunflowers along the back have begun to bloom, Helianthus annuus ‘Lemon Queen’ and ‘Italian White’ are to the left with a packet of mixed that look like they are all a variety used for the cut flower trade, not what I expected. Beautiful multi-branched ‘Hella Sonnenblume’ are 12-14′ tall and always amaze me. Towards the back, pink self-sown ‘Sensation’ Cosmos, a smattering of yellow Calendula and white Nicotiana alata. Only a few of my sown zinnias survived the slugs, one ‘Cactus’ and a several ‘Mixed Sprite.’
For inquiring minds, below on the left are neat, green rows of Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) and Orca beans (Phaseolus vulgaris). A few tomatoes and potatoes are in there as well. In general, I only feature the flower end of the garden in the Tuesday View.
The above photos contrast today’s view the that of two weeks ago. The orange double Daylilies (Hemerocallis), Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro) and pink Astilbe taquettii have gone by, leaving the pink coneflower, white and pink Phlox paniculata to carry on the show.
At the front, more yellow Calendula and white Nicotiana, yellow Daylily (Hemerocallis) ‘Hyperion,’ Lamb’s Ears (Stachys byzantina), a few Zinnia ‘Double Cherry Profusion,’ Japanese Blood Grass (Imperata cylindrica) surrounded by Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella sativa) seed heads 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.