Summer is flying by, but there's still plenty going on in the gardens...
The new purple Speedwell (also known as Veronica) has bloomed. I'd never heard of Speedwell before I'd picked the pink one up on clearance last year, but now it's one of my favourite plants. It blooms really well and the bees love it.
The new Cherry Brandy Susans are opening up... they are a touch bug-eaten, but I still love the colour.
This day lily is 'Frans Hals', one of the day lilies I picked up on clearance at Home Depot this year. Have I told you how much I love day lilies?
The forget-me-nots in the Faerie Garden pot have bloomed. They always make me think of my grandparents' old cottage.
The Iceland poppies I started from see this year are a mix of colours, and this lovely littel yellow one just popped. They are smaller than an Oriental poppy, and I'm really hoping they are hardier. I haven't had much luck with poppies so far - but I'll keep trying until I do.
The pink stargazer lilies are the last to bloom. I think they may be my favourite of all the lilies, though I'm hoping to add a few more varieties next year.
The purple Latris has bloomed - it's so funky and cool.
And the Triteleia bulbs from the dollar store are in full bloom. They are so dainty an pretty!
And the Black-Eyed Susans... I love them because they will bloom right to the frost. Thankfully, that's still several months away, because there's still lots more to bloom... stay tuned!