Another favorite of my grasses , Chasmanthium latifolium.
Just about time to cut this Eryngium back, but I have gotten alot of mileage from this plant as the blooms started early and kept appearing over many months.
Sanguisorba 'Chocolate Tips'
Phlox paniculata is peaking now. First up is my completely reverted 'Nora Leigh' and 'David' below. I don't seem to experience the mildew issue that plagues other gardens; I speculate our dry summer climate here is both the blessing and the curse that contributes to this.
Lily season continues, this is 'Carte Blanche' an Orienpet that has quickly become a favorite .
First flower of the season on 'Black Beauty'.
'Silver Scherherazade' was a freebie last year with one of my orders. Of course they only sent one, and you can't just have one, right ? It will get a couple of buddys this spring.
Roses are in bloom too.
'Bolero' . This rose has benefited from a tad more water than I usually provide. In the olden days I would water my roses twice a week in June, July and August, but found that weekly watering suits them just fine , though this one would sulk and blow its' flowers in a day . Now it gets midweek bucket of collected kitchen water and it seems much happier.
'Happy Child' , a Davis Austin rose that I don't see around much. It is a very heavy bloomer and impervious to disease. No need for supplemental water on this one.
'Lady Emma Hamilton'
'Our Lady of Guadalupe' with my noid pink Sanguisorba..
The excellent Clematis 'Rooguchi' .
Bloomday regular Clematis 'Arabella' .
Artichokes allowed to flower with Tuechrium 'Purple Tails' in the background.
The Anigozanthos and Verbena bonariensis have been one of my favorite combinations this summer.
Must include a photo of Lobelia tupa , who is topping out at about 7ft this year with several bloom spikes.
Pretty sure I planted this Angelica this spring, and surely did not expect to see blooms this year.
And the first bloom from my 2017 aquisition Tecoma 'Orange Jubilee' who lives in a large pot on my full sun patio for it's test run. It may or may not get a place in the ground.
Noid Eucomis. Gradually I am moving all my Eucomis from containers into the ground.
And I'll close with a nod to Geum 'Totally Tangerine' which has finally slowed down the flower production which started in February. I purchased a second plant this week.