I get a bit confused on what flowers are wild. I looked some of these up to be sure. I love mixing annuals, perennials, herbs, wild, and some native plants in my flower beds. I am linking these photos up with Jean's Bloomin' Tuesday, and Gail's once month Wildflower Wednesday.
I just looked it up, and found that this 'Gateway' Joe Pye weed is a cultivar, and is shorter and bushier than the wild flower. I just planted it in the spring. I'll have to watch to see if bees or butterflies like it. (That's the 'Orange Perfection' phlox to the right.)
There were Queen Anne's lace seedlings all over the front yard bed. I dug out most of them. I didn't think the ones I left would get big enough to bloom this year, but one is blooming at about a foot tall.
These are the coneflowers that were 'White Swan' about 12 years ago, but are now purple. An agasache is next to them.
I normally deadhead the narrow leaved coneflowers, but experimented with keeping them for the birds to eat, and to see if they reseed themselves.
The rattlesnake master is still looking good near it's less wild neighbors, love lies bleeding and hibiscus.
The sea hollies are almost finished, but looking OK at this point.
I couldn't get a good photo of the skullcap, 'Mongolian Skies'. It's just beginning to bloom, and is one of my favorites.
Most of the liatris are finished blooming. The milkweed is not blooming yet, partly because I cut it back.
I don't know why I just discovered ironweed this season, but I'm glad I found 2 kinds. I am tickled this one has buds on it.
This butterfly milkweed is full of blooms. The one I showed awhile back with a caterpillar died, but not from the caterpillar eating it.
I love short toothed mountain mint. It was looking to be a spreader, but by picking up the stems where they have fallen down, the spreading is prevented, (so far).
You may have to look close to see that there are 2 kinds of tall yellow flowers.
The taller, closer to the house, are rudbeckia, 'Herbstonne'.
The ones in front of them are gray headed coneflowers.
I like this shorter liatris. The black eyed Susans are at their prime. The amsonia 'Hubrichtii' foliage is looking good.
The anise hyssop, both an herb and a wildflower, has been blooming a few days. These are volunteers. I had to pull some out so there wouldn't be too many.
The amsonia 'Tabernaemontana', that I cut back shortly after it bloomed, has grown and gotten leggy. I'll probably trim it back again. The false sunflower is tall like it was last year, and the baptisia has nice dark seedpods. Some years I cut it back, but lately, haven't been.
I didn't get many globe thistles cut to dry because there have been so many bees on them. The milkweed in front of the globe thistle is 'Hello Yellow'. The goldenrod is one that I bought for my father-in-law around 18 years ago. This division survived being moved from the side of the shed to protect it from the work that was to be done on the shed. I cut it back early in the summer so it would be bushy and not bloom too soon.
I missed the prime bloom time for the lead plant. Every year, I say I'm going to find out when to pick it to dry for tea. I wonder if it's too late.
There area some wild petunias in the vegetable garden and in the back yard.
I don't know the name of this, but I'm thinking they are a rudbeckia of some kind. I pull out a lot of seedlings some years, because I don't want it to take over. This is the north side of the garage, so it's not full sun, but I think it prefers full sun. That's white obedient plant between this and some sweet peas.
I deadheaded the butter and eggs after the first blooms, and they have a nice new set of flowers.
The rough goldenrod has buds. I don't remember how long it held onto them last year before they opened.
I hope your week is going well. I am not getting to garden as much the last week or so, because I am experiencing pain in my jaw that looks to be TMJD, from what I'm reading on the internet. The pain seems to get worse when I am doing physical activities, like pulling weeds or hoeing. My dentist referred me to a TMJ doctor to get a night splint for my jaw grinding, but I'm following some home care tips first to see if they help before making that appointment. Even with insurance, it looks like it will be expensive. Have any of you had jaw pain before?