Miss Oak Leaf Hydrangea. Our neighbor intensely dislikes this shrub. It is one of my favorites, big bold beautiful blooms. it smells heavenly, the bees love it, the birds love it in the fall.
Purple coneflower. They thrive here! I transplant them, I neglect them and they continue to thrive. Their big bold centers and brightly colored purple petals make me smile each time I walk past them.
The peonies are recovering from an injury. A big old limb from the black walnut tree crash landed on them during a wind storm.
More hydrangea. Each time I see these big beautiful blooms which range in color from blue to pink to white I ask myself why I have never planted more.
The day lilies are just beginning to bloom. With any luck at all, they should be blooming for about the next month.
I spent several hours weeding today, it is amazing how fast the weeds can grow. As a gardener I always feel one step behind the weeds. Am thinking of renaming my garden--The Wilderness seems more of an appropriate name than Next Year. The flowers are worth the effort and I soldier on. Weeding good for the flowers, exercise for the body and a time of thought for the mind.