The hummingbird resting on the Dogwood tree had been enjoying the Monarda 'Jacob Cline'. I've said it before, but really if you want hummingbirds to visit, plant 'Jacob Cline'. Even as the flowers are drying up they still cause the hummingbirds to fight over them. The Littlest Gardener, the neighbor cat and I stood within 5 feet of this one while she was sipping the nectar, not bothered in the slightest by us standing and talking.
Sedum 'Autumn Joy' is turning red now. I plan to buy more of this (even though I know it's very easy to divide), and add it to a few spots that could use a little color now.
The front view of the house is one place I plan to add some, right behind the Lamb's Ear.
Verbena bonariensis is really popular with the hummingbirds too now. They rest on the long stems and reach their beaks towards the flowers. Each year I love this flower more, it's coming up everywhere.
The newest David Austin rose in our garden is 'Lady Emma Hamilton', she's finally blooming and is covered in beautiful buds. It smells as good as it looks too! Right after this picture was taken I cut the two open flowers to bring inside to enjoy.
One of Lady Emma's buds resting in some Cosmos foliage. The Cosmos have suddenly decided to sprout, wonder if they'll make it to blooming?
I collected seeds from Veronica 'Lilac Fantasy' last fall and they are already blooming. They are a bit darker than the original plant. Tina are yours blooming? I promised seeds to some other bloggers, but the first ones molded, I'm hoping to get more seeds soon so I can share them.
The pink Flower Carpet rose is making it's way across the walkway. It's too pretty to cut right now and luckily it hardly has any thorns. There's a lot blooming along this walkway. The sick Japanese Maple leaves have all turned brown and are really hanging on for dear life.
I found a "new" old watering can this weekend at an antique store in an extremely cute town called Port Gamble. I was having battery issues so didn't end up with many pictures. Port Gamble is a historical old mill town on the Kitsap Pennisula founded in 1853. Most of the old homes and buildings are surrounded by old white picket fences and beautiful gardens. We rode the Kingston Ferry across the Puget Sound to get there. Definitely a fun day trip.
As you can see by the last picture I'm beginning to accumulate plants for containers and the rest of the garden. Today I plan to visit one of my favorite nurseries for their 2 for 1 perennial sale if it ever stops raining. Then the next sunny day I'll have lots of fun getting all my newest additions planted.