The Front Garden at the End of July
So we’re leaving on vacation tomorrow, but before we go I wanted to show you what’s going on in the front garden as we stand at August’s front door.
For starters, here are the ‘Summer Beauty’ Alliums in full bloom (A. tanguticum).
There’s a bee frenzy going on all over these blooms. This picture give you a little taste of it. How many bees can you count here?
The ‘Raspberry Wine’ Bee Balm (Monarda didyma) is still blooming, though some of the flowers are fading a bit.
Another Bee Balm, ‘Purple Rooster’, starts blooming later than ‘Raspberry Wine’. It’s more compact, and I like the color.
In the same genus as bee balm, the prairie wildflower Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) goes well with Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum).
The butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa) is almost all gone, but there is still plenty of Swamp Milkweed (A. incarnata).
The Yellow Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata) is at its peak.
The Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia) is not yet at full stride, but it’s gaining speed.
Here’s a view of the grassy path between the Driveway Border and the Front Island Bed.
And here’s a view of the Driveway Border from the sidewalk. Those are the last of the ‘Conca D’Or’ Orienpet Lilies.
So, you’ll never guess where we are going to tomorrow: Japan. Not a place we ever expected to visit, but Judy is travelling there for work, and it only made sense to take advantage of the opportunity.
I won’t be on the blog much for the next two weeks or so, but I’ll try to post a few pictures while we’re gone. In the meantime, enjoy these days of high summer.