gratuitous daylily pictures ahead. They are spectacular this summer. In fact, I didn't even know I had so many beauties because in the past their blooming has been so, so. This year, gorgeous.
Please don't ask the names. I would have to search and it might take all summer. Let's just say I keep meaning to get to the garden organization but I am too busy in the actual garden. And yes, I do know this comes back to bite me occasionally.
OK, I will step out of the way so you can see the pretty.
These are somewhat diminutive and probably too far back in this garden, but, oh the color.
A token Asiatic Lily, no scent, but great beauty in a time when my garden doesn't have much blooming.
Heather and lavender and yarrow in the gravel bed.
The hydrangeas just put on their show and suddenly I am drowning in big blousy blooms. I was so busy with other things that I barely noticed and boom, they are showstopping.
An astilbe among the anemones and gooseneck loosestrife. (Don't plant this loosestrife, I think it is more invasive than the purple loosestrife, by a mile. I hack it back, pull up as much as I can every spring and still it keeps popping up in this bed. I am grateful I didn't plant it in any of the other gardens. A real thug.)
A wonderful rex begonia that gets pride of place on the front porch. It never fails to illicit comments.
And Finn discovered blueberries...he crawled under the bushes to lie in the cool mulch and suddenly he was surrounded by all the low hanging branches and immediately began stripping the berries off the lower branches, grandpa was not pleased.
There has been knitting but it is of the secret sort and I won't be able to share for a while. When this little flurry is finished I hope to have some lace to share.