Every year as I look over the garden day by day, I am always surprised
at how these plants burst through the ground and grow
to maturity and fill the place with all this color.
They then color and shrivel and lay under the snow, only to do the same thing year after
year after year.
It really is a miraculous thing.
A little bee enjoying the red pincushion flower
These self seed freely and will take over the beds if you don't keep them in check.
The peonies are now done blooming, but I have these drying in the bucket
to keep through the year.
This little daisy is a favorite of mine.
This is the prettiest rose bush.
The color of the foliage is a stunner in the garden.
The delphiniums are blooming now.
I lost many of these through the Winter this year and will have to buy
more 4" cups and plant this Fall.
Because I HAVE to have them in the garden!
I am crazy about them!
This deep blue below is called 'Black Knight'
Foxgloves are also another must have for me.
The oriental lilies are now starting to bud.
Soon they will fill this garden with a heady scent that you cannot believe!
Speaking of frangrance...
the lavender is blooming.
So since it will be another year before I get to enjoy the peonies again,
I will close my post with more photos of this amazing flower.
I took enough pictures to last me a year.
You can be sure I will be sitting many a Winter's day
going over and over them.
The July garden is coming to a close now,
but August brings it's own beauty.
I am looking forward to see what is waiting
to show off it's color next.