high summer flowers arrive

On the roadsides, black-eyed susan, viper’s bugloss, white clover, yarrow and lots of other flowers make a gorgeous garden, telling me it’s high summer. In my own garden, that means echinacea, daylilies, beebalm, false sunflower and phlox, among others.

nice rich salmon-colored lily
nice rich salmon-colored lily
echinacea buds
echinacea buds

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a nice bright phlox, delphinium and a coneflower
a nice bright phlox, delphinium and a coneflower

The rain has been unrelenting. Hay sits rotting in farmers’ fields, weeds and flowers alike are growing happily. Hopefully the forcast is correct–it’s supposed to stop raining starting tomorrow. Jeanne visited this week and found some gooseberry bushes near our driveway. I’m not sure they’d be fun to eat–they look kind of prickly!

gooseberries
gooseberries

july 9 012We stopped at a nursery on our way back from Schenectady and bought this weigela “wine and roses”. It’s going to be planted in the middle of a refurbished “driveway garden”, as soon as the rain stops long enough for me to get to it.

a nice color for a daylily
a nice color for a daylily

 

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  1. Looks gorgeous! I can’t wait to come up and see the garden in person 🙂

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