These Hollyhocks behind the pond have got to be at least 6 or 7 feet tall, no rust and growing straight up. Something I've never had happen in my garden and, they are all self sown.
A Daylily I planted last year, I don't remember the name but they look very pretty.
It was very bright in the front yard when I took these pictures, but I wanted to be sure to show a few of mine and the hummingbirds very favorite plants. Monarda 'Raspberry Wine' the tall flower in the back, Agastache 'Raspberry Summer' on the left and Agastache 'Apricot Sunrise' is right in front. They have all done so well this year and grown like crazy. Hummingbirds and bees are at them all day.
A new Tiger Lily which isn't too tall, but still pretty.
My first Gladiola bloom EVER! I planted them on a whim and they are now just opening up. Why haven't I tried them before?
Clematis texensis - I finally found one this year after looking all last summer for one.
Daylily 'Pardon Me'
Sweet Peas are very late this year, but so worth the wait! They are doing so well. Normally they are long finished by now.
My girls and I went to the local farmers market on Friday where the sweetest older gentleman was selling homemade birdhouses. I absolutely loved this one. I dug the hole for the post and my husband poured the concrete - team work! I love how it looks with the Monarda 'Jacob Cline' by it. I also planted Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium) 'Phantom' in front. It is a smaller variety that only gets to about 3 feet tall. The 'Jacob Cline' has been the hummingbirds absolute favorite, and they really are territorial about it.
Our new little seating area. The umbrella is a blue stripe pattern and looks perfect against the blue of our house.
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