The cleome are starting to fade now. And check out that coneflower! <3
I found a suprise popup sunflower. Not sure where this came from – probably a bird dropping seed.
Now that summer flowers are starting to fade, guess what is showing up at the greenhouse? Mums!
I love the mums, but it is a little bittersweet because it means summer is going to come to a close.
I am still loving the agastache!
Stone digging is progressing and we have quite a large pile now – and nowhere near finished!
It’s fun to think of the possibilities with these. I will probably end up with a pile twice this size. Maybe I can just build my own castle! That would be sweet.
Here is my hydrangea:
You can kind of see here the upper part on its own branch and the lower part. After blooming, we will cut off the upper part since it is pushing on the fence.
John cut down the rest of the last stump in the big garden bed (we couldn’t dig it all up since it was too deep and thick). That meant I could lay the rest of the slate path through the bed:
I have been planning out what I want to put in this section. So many choices! It’s partial shade because of the fence to the left of the path and more sunny to the right.
Globe thistles are just starting. I have 3 purchased ones that aren’t quite blooming and this is a transplant from my old garden:
My coneflowers are doing much better after picking off some of those bugs.
My chair in the back:
I have to quit with this chair obsession I have.
I have 3 new flowers arriving this week – just got notice today. All my bulb ordering I did early in the spring will be arriving in stages. The iris rhizomes come now for planting. I am getting these 3 from American Meadows and hopefully they will look like this next year:
This is the darkest of purples that looks almost black.
And Brindled Beauty:
I can’t believe I never used to grow irises because I wanted long-blooming flowers all the time. I never knew what I was missing before I got those few a couple years ago. It’s so exciting! I might put one out front – or maybe 2 of them. Gotta prepare the spots for them this weekend.
We will be doing some good riding this weekend, probably to the lake for a change. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous!