I dedicated this morning , from 7:30 to 1PM to working in the garden and every muscle is screaming from the marathon ... and it was another overcast day (which was actually better for me as a gardener but not a photographer) .. plant colours are wishy washy but I decided no matter what excuse I was going to do a garden post !
Orange Velvet climbing rose .. I thought I had lost it .. but here it is amid the cone flowers having a burst of ego with its beauty .. the cone flowers are so jealous since they haven't bloomed yet ?
Dill ... Butterfly Weed and Munstead ? I think is the lavender here .. such a vivid blue/purple : )
Flower structures absolute amaze me .. heck, all flowers amaze me no matter their structure !
This is one BIG baby working on its petals .. I think it is "Virgin" echinacea .. a big beautiful white coneflower : )
Filipendula rubra 'Venusta" .. a beautiful Meadowsweet that keeps the show going between flowers .. my poor lilies have been abused by that blanking lily beetle .. Casa Blanca is sharing space with Venusta .. I'm hoping for some gorgeous white flowers in spite of that BUG !
Tiny pick pearls explode into a froth for the bloom.
My different planting for the step ... I usually do Kong Coleus, but ventured further into a few different varieties this time ... it is scary not using the well trodden path ?
Finally an update of the shared space between my neighbor and I ... Sweet Autumn clematis is really filling in .. the ostrich ferns are happy .. the root Halycon hostas are trying their best .. a few other bits and pieces picking up some slack ... it should be pretty in another month or so.