It's that time of the month again! In the summer I post pictures of my garden bi-monthly. They are mostly a record for myself to see how things have changed and what still needs to be changed, which means that the pictures are not all close-cropped pictures that try to hide the stuff that doesn't look good. I like to look at these pictures over the winter and come up with ideas of what to improve, so the pictures have to be honest and the bad stuff has to show. There, that's the caveat.
But I also try to explain what is blooming so that anyone looking for a little something extra for their garden right now will get some ideas of what blooms at this time.
Above is the view of the front garden from the street. It is east-facing, quite dry and probably only gets about a half day of sun due to all the trees. I still have tulips, euphorbia and a few dwarf bearded iris in bloom here (see mid-June's post), but the ornamental alliums, catmint and shasta daisies are starting to take over. A few more days of this sun and heat and things will look quite different... I'll have to post a few more then! Here are some close-ups from June 29:
Above (clockwise from top left): ornamental allium 'Purple Sensation'; ninebark 'Coppertina' blooms (which I got for its foliage colour, the flowers are just a small bonus) and nepeta (catmint); pink tulips and purple dwarf bearded iris; euphorbia (cushion spurge), white tulip and purple dwarf bearded iris; shasta daisies, ornamental allium, nepeta 'Walker's Low' and ninebark 'Coppertina'.
To see this garden at other times of the year, click here and scroll down.
Check back over the next few days as I post pictures of other areas of my garden as well.