This is my favourite garden at my favourite time of year. Scroll down for plant identifications and close-ups.
Above: the view from the dining patio. I apologize for the shadows... I'm not on holidays anymore so I don't have the option of waiting around for the best light. This is how the garden looks first thing in the morning before I leave for work!
In the above photos: borage, asiatic lily 'Landini', elder 'Black Lace', achillea (yarrow) 'Cerise Queen', liatris picata, helictotrichon sempervirens (blue oat grass), sedum 'Purple Emperor', perovskia (russian sage).
In the above photos: perovskia (russian sage), annual cosmos from seed, blue salvia 'May Night', yellow asiatic lily; aconitum (monkshood) and cosmos; rose 'Morden Sunrise', yellow daylily and borage.
Here's what this garden looks like at other times of the year: