I've noticed other bloggers mentioning that this time of the summer they aren't always very happy with how their gardens are looking, either from heat or just that it's an in between time in the garden. I've been feeling a bit of that myself now that so many annuals like Poppies and Larkspur that had added so much color are finished, there are some very bare looking places. And so my plan for the weekend will be to rework the bed behind the pond again trying to give it more structure so that when that there's something going on between bloom times of flowers.
I will definitely be adding more of these next year, the yellow ones as well.
|Penstemon 'Red Rocks'|
I had moved this one from the backyard earlier this year, it took awhile to recover but is now blooming like crazy.
A Lupine seedling from the white flowered one in my front yard.
|Water Lily 'Sioux'|
The water lilies sure were late in getting started this year. There were two flowers, both smaller than the usual size. I see at least one more bud coming up.
|Persian Cornflower (Centaurea dealbata)|
This is the longest this has ever bloomed. Normally it blooms for a few weeks then is finished. It's been a couple of months of flowers so far.
|Monarda 'Coral Reef'|
This Monarda is usually the last one to bloom.
Fertilizer Friday is hosted by Tootsie Time every Friday. To see what flowers she and other gardeners are flaunting this week, or to join in yourself, stop by her blog.