I had been feeling sad that the daylilies and some other flowers were about finished blooming for the season, and was thinking the flower beds were going to be lacking in color until the fall flowers bloom. Over the last few days, I have found plenty of summer blooms opening up to show for Tootsie's Flaunt your Flowers/Fertilizer Friday.
The 'Gateway' Joe Pye weed and 'Orange Perfection' phlox have joined the hibiscus, coneflowers, and such.
I have been wondering if my 2 surprise lilies were going to bloom this year. The foliage came up the last two springs, but they didn't bloom last year. I was very tickled to see a bloom stalk coming up a couple days ago. I had to move a few things around to find the other one, because I had covered it with a pot. It seems to be recovering fine.
I didn't think this 'Cherry Blossom Magic Fountains' delphinium would bloom this year. It's less than a foot tall. It's a nice surprise to see.
The 'Ruby Tuesday' helenium is blooming much later than the one I think is 'Mardi Gras'. I just noticed these blooms today.
Another nice surprise is the delphinium that got so tall this summer, is now blooming again, only shorter.
Kiss me over the garden gate is blooming shorter and later than last year. By the end of the summer, I have a feeling it will be much taller. I remember it still grows while it's blooming.
My neighbor's celosias are huge and blooming. These, that I planted from her saved seed last year, and then seeded themselves, finally decided to come up. What a surprise! I wonder if they will bloom before summer is over. I need to move them, because they are right by the small delphinium, and this recently planted lavender.
We're leaving the main front yard bed. I was able to get a better photo of the skullcap, that I showed in my Wildflower Wednesday post, that's in the curb bed.
This 'Black Night' butterfly bush I planted near the sidewalk on the west edge of the yard, next to the wash tubs last year, is a bit spindly, but the blooms opened a day or two ago.
I almost didn't notice the little bellflowers have opened. I think they are 'Blue Clips'. I love the rudbeckia. I'll have to see if I have the tag somewhere. We still haven't sunk the tub so the bear's breetches don't spread too far.
Tootsie told us she was going to do something different this week. I see she posted photos from a gardener who doesn't blog. It looks to be a nice place. I need to go back and look more closely.
I am needing to limit my computer time somewhat because of jaw pain, which seems to be affected when I use the muscles on my right side. I am finding that sitting where I can lean back helps. I hope to visit the Friday posts after catching up from my last post.
Have a great weekend!