A few months ago I started taking pictures of the pond mid-month. It's been fun to see what is blooming in and out of the pond each month. The only thing I wish I could've figured out to do is what to plant in the planter at the top of the pond, right behind the waterfall.
Along the side of the pond the dead looking groundcover is Blue Star Creeper that didn't seem to tolerate all the sun we had. It will probably come back eventually as we get closer to fall. The red plant in the background is a hardy fuchsia.
The red Cardinal (Lobelia) flower has been attracting hummingbirds. I'm glad the raccoons didn't knock it in the other night. The tall plant on the right in the pond is Pickerel Weed, this its the first time I've grown it, and it's had quite a few blooms on it. Around the pond Echinacea, Rudbeckia, Phlox and Agastache.
Another of the long awaited Water lily blooms. I just realized the Koi managed to get in the picture near the bottom. We've started calling it "Big Daddy" since it's by far the largest fish in the pond.
'Sioux' blooms are smaller than when they first started blooming in Spring.
I noticed earlier this summer that there didn't seem to be much going on around the pond because so many flowers were late summer bloomers, now it's looking really nice and should for at least another month or so.