In the sunken garden the columbines are in full flower. Note the oranges- pill bug and snail traps. On the spot composting!
The iris have been truly spectacular giving weeks of blooms.
Buebonnets, poppies and pink primroses all vying for a spot in the limelight.
Sweet smelling Zephirine Drouhin at the far end of the garden.
There used t be a pot of this plant here and when I moved it this rose grew from out of the cracks in the paving. It must have come from a root. It stays.
These little spider zinnias have grown from seeds planted this year. They usually show up in the fall from seeds that overwinter. I bought new seeds this year.
The herb garden is finally starting to look a little tidier.
The espaliered pyracantha with a flush of new leaves and blooms. Where are those cedar waxwings?
The vegetable beds are filled with tomatoes.
Patti pan squash under netting in the hope of thwarting the squash vine borer.
Sedum has replaced the creeping thyme between the pavers.
How many years has this purple skullcap lived here? I have lost track. But see the poor blue flax plant peeking out from underneath. I wonder who will win?
Square bud primrose, Calylophus drummondii.
A pot of Dahlberg daisy, stocks and alyssum, seeded in the fall. Behind I have a pot of nasturtiums. I see the flower buds down at the base of the plant. Fingers crossed.