August 9, 2016
This week is a fuller version of the same (compare to last week’s photo below). The abundance is remarkable. I have vases lined up all over the house!
At the center, to the right of tall blue globe thistle (Echinops ritro), the orange and red daylilies are pretty much done, but the lemon yellow daylilies (Hemerocallis ‘Hyperion’) is going strong and the spires of Astilbe taquettii are halfway done.
Clockwise from right in the above photo: Bright red Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ are almost done, pink coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea), white flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata), lamb’s ears (Stachys byzantina), love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) are nearly all seed pods, more coneflower, orange calendula (C. officinalis) and white and pink flowering tobacco. Below are closer shots of the front of the border.
On the far left, a line of pink cosmos flank the calendula and dots of zinnias; on the right are red and pastel sweet peas (Lathyrus…
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