The cornflowers pop up every year. I particularly love the dark maroon ones.
Love-in-a-mist will soon be leaving behind its lovely seed pods, which add interest to the fading spring garden as well as to the dried flower collection
In my herb garden, when the spring flowers leave, there will be herbs. Santolina, oregano, sage and chives.
The first blooms of Verbena bonariensis.
Swan river daisy, Brachyscome grows in a pot with a black pearl pepper, wintered over.
Tall spires of heart leaf skull cap fill this corner of the patio. I'll be having a good clean out in the fall.
I always plan to stuff the flowers of the patty pan squash but never seem to get round to it. I do, however, often stuff the squash itself.
Larkspur everywhere. Many years ago a packet of pale lilac larkspur, their name forgotten. They turn up every year.
May is the time for purple cone flowers, Echinacea purpurea. I wonder if there will be a white one this year.
Blossoms of the Jerusalem thorn, Parkinsonia aculeata. This is the tree that grew in a pile of rubble off the driveway and when I said it had to stay, David built a wall around it! Good man.
Finally, the first of the day lilies. This one came from friends down in Gonzales.
All my plants have enjoyed the last two days of dry air and temperatures only in the 80s. Perfect.