This area started around the egress window well, and year by year, was made larger, until it reached the driveway. It started out with a blue/purple and yellow theme, but after a few years, I started adding other plants that I like that are not necessarily those colors.
Salvia, 'Purple Rain':
Alliums of some kind:
Short-toothed Mountain Mint:
I wish I knew the names of my daylilies. I enjoy the quality time I get to spend with them each day when I deadhead them.
The tall plant in back is Rudbeckia 'Herbstonne'.
I used to have a blue blooming hyssop plant here, and when it died, I replaced it with one with a tag that said it was blue, but the tag was wrong.
I'm not sure what kind of echinacea this is. It could be 'Ruby Star'.
I'm finally seeing some butterflies around. I'm pretty sure this is a female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail enjoying the liatris. It flew off before I could get a focussed photo of it from the back.
This is a south and west view.
Turning to the north, we see the area to the east of the back yard. The coreopsis may be 'Moonbeam'. It gets about 18 to 24 inches tall. I also have a kind that only gets about 10 inches high. I've had it there over 10 years, and need to take some from the edges each year to give away so that it won't spread too far. It pouts at first when moved, but ends up growing well.
The daylily on the left is 'Little Grapette'. I got it a few years ago, thinking the plant would be smaller, but it's the flowers that are, not the plant.
This is the bloom that is to the right of the ones above.
This double one is named after a woman, but I can't remember who.
Heliopsis Helianthoides, False Sunflower:
I've been trimming back the baptisias and amsonias so the plants around them, such as globe thistle will have room to grow.
I enjoy the blooms so much on the plants that I sometimes forget to harvest some for drying.
This is the goldenrod I planted on the other side of the shed for my father-in-law when he lived here, over 13 years ago. The phlox are a passalong I got around 13 years ago. After it kept getting diseased, I pulled it out, but it didn't stay pulled, so I have decided to let it bloom, then if the foliage doesn't look good after the blooms fade, I will cut it back to the ground. The butterfly bush in the background is supposed to be a miniature one, and not get taller than 4 feet.
I have to pull hollyhock seedlings out of the bed so they don't crowd out the plants that are already there. I like having these here to somewhat hide the garbage cans.
I look forward to seeing what's blooming your way.