In the last post, I forgot to mention a couple more people from the cottage garden whose blogs I visited before learning how to create one. FlowerLady and Sweet Bay answered questions early on, and have blogs I continue to visit. Sunday Girl was also one of my first blogging friends from the cottage garden forum. There are others, too, that were in the link from Part 2. I am putting these in my "Front Yard" labeled posts.
We left off the first week of July. This next pic is from 7/7.
The snapdragons were supposed to be a larger size than they were, but the blooms were pretty, and the butterflies liked them. This one was from 7/12.
The bells of Ireland were moved out of my herb garden. The zebrina mallow is from a friend's garden. This is from 7/19.
I was tickled to find this larger crocosmia, Lucifer. The amsonia next to it was 75% off, so I had to find a spot for it. This was taken 7/19.
The next series were taken 7/27. That's a purple blooming datura in the front.
The Vancouver dahlia is at its peak here. The moonflower seedling moved from the back is growing well.
On 8/4, there were more blooms, including delphiniums, which rarely overwinter for me, and some vanilla marigolds, which were hard to get good pictures of, because they reflected the light.
8/6, from the house:
I experimented with making a collage, but was too chicken to make more until putting this up and seeing if I like it.
This shows the cleome volunteer I moved from the veggie garden. The dates of the pics are 7/7, 7/14, 7/27, and 8/4.