Thursday, July 24, 2008


At this point in the summer, the garden is moving from the heavy blooms of late spring to what I hope will be the equally heavy blooms of late summer. However, in the lull before dahlias, joe pye weed, and anemones burst forth, I'm enjoying foliage. A few flowers are indeed in bloom--just to make all that green look even better (and to distract from hail damage and powdery mildew)--but mostly it's all about shapes and surfaces around here.

In the old side bed, here's the verdant array, running clockwise from the upper right: Garden phlox Phlox paniculata "David," ladybells Adenophora confusa, shasta daisies, peonies, tickseed Coreopsis verticillata "Moonbeam," lamb's ear Stachys byzantina, and blue star Amsonia hubrichtii.

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