Long-lasting Dublin Bay-
But daylilies are at peak bloom, Avant Garde-
Pink Cotton Candy-
The enormous Tuscawilla Tigress-
Some early hardy geraniums are finished but some keep blooming now and on into fall, like the fabulous Rozanne-
The large Buddleia has started to bloom, to the delight of the hummingbirds and Swallowtails.
Clematis 'Jackmanii" blooming, along with a few others-
Crocosmia 'Lucifer' has its intense red tropical looking blooms, I just wish mine didn't get so tall and flop every year, so I have to tie it up.
To my surprise the annual Lupinus succulentus I started from seed with Gibberellic Acid are blooming-
Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst'-
Self-sown Oxeye daisies are prolific, I'm trying to tolerate them this year-
As well as Prunella AKA Self-Heal, the bloom stalk being used as a Chinese medicinal tea.
A nice surprise is to see how Houttuynia cordata has been filling in a little bed that has tended to be weedy, though it has pretty much lost its variegation and reverted to green, though the white flowers make me think of stars-
Also blooming are Yarrows, annual Phlox, Nasturtiums, Oregano, Calendulas, Marigolds...
Isn't summer grand? -Hannah