This Bloom Day finds one day lily still blooming. Good old reliable First Knight continues to deliver.
But though the day lilies have gone, the Tardiva and Limelight hydrangeas are following nicely.
And, the old Rose of Sharon is still blooming. The butterflies and hummingbirds love it. The hummingbirds are beginning to migrate, so the tree is a welcomed dining opportunity.
The Mac and Cheese echinacea provides a wonderful warmth to the garden. And, the Pink Double Delight has really taken off.
The Moonflowers have done their usual vigorous thing. I had to cut them back because they completely blocked the path. The moths love them at night.
But also blooming is the white phlox. And it provides the perfect backdrop for the red carpet rose that seems to love its spot in the Secret Garden.
The caryopteris is just beginning to bloom. I’m afraid I’m going to have to pull out most of it in the fall. It is just too big for the space I have. I hate to see those wonderful blue spires go, but they’ve become too much of a good thing.
One of my favorite hostas is also blooming today. Stained Glass has lovely fragrant blossoms. I often cut hosta flower stalks off because I think they look messy. But I let Stained Glass bloom all it wants.