For now I'll share some of what is happening in the front, it was hard limiting it since there is just so much going on.
Gladiolas and Agastache blooming. I love the saying on this little sign I found.
The entry garden where the Geranium above is growing. This is where the Japanese Maple that died last year was growing. The upside of the tree being gone is that the Hydrangea 'Nikko' has gotten huge and even more full of flowers than usual. All of the plants in fact seem to be doing really well here right now. The Rose 'Harlow Carr' in front of the birdbath is between flushes now.
It was a bit bright here, but there are Asters, Caryopteris, Hollyhocks and Echinacea blooming.
One of my top favorite bloomers this year is Agastache 'Apricot Sunrise'. It has been blooming like this for months.
The water garden in the old washtub.
Oriental Lilies are blooming now. I sure wish they lasted longer, but since they don't I try to go out and smell them at least once a day (and make everyone else too). The tall one has to be about 6 feet tall. I wish I knew what one it was so I could buy more.
Up close and personal.
A dahlia growing in a raised vegetable bed.
For some reason I always plant red and yellow flowers in this part of the garden. Coreopsis blooms by Sedum and Monarda 'Jacob Cline' is right behind.
A new favorite is the Spanish Poppy (Papaver rupifragum), it has been blooming for months and has a nice scent.
Daylily 'Strawberry Candy' was a new one last summer. It seems to be a popular one on blogs right now.
A couple of new containers from this summer. The one on the left is full of Sedums and I love how it looks. The other is a mix of all sorts of plants in an old washtub.
Yeah for the Butterfly Bush finally blooming. This is the latest it's ever bloomed.
Phlox 'David' and a mallow.
I just love how pure white the flowers are.
A container my husband put together is so pretty right now. It's hard to see the golden colored lamium that is also growing in the planter.
A couple of months ago we bought a new potting bench to put on the front porch. It just didn't look right to me here, too new or something. So we traded it with the one from the back porch and they both are perfect in their new spots. This one is old and it will probably last longer than in the rain while the new one will weather a bit on the back deck.
So, that's just a little of what's happening in the front garden right now. I'm so happy with how it's looking and how much we've been able to enjoy it lately.All words and photos in this post are property of A Gardener in Progress.