On this Bloom Day it is clear I haven’t spent as much time as usual on the Heath Garden. And yet, there are blooms like this tangle of phlox, coneflowers, Russian sage and cosmos. I can always count on cosmos to fill in. I’m trying not to capture the vigor of the weeds.
There is also a tangle of Echinops down in a corner of the Sunken Garden which I often fail to mention.
In all the tangles the Casa blanca lily looks calm and serene.
The bee balm is a tangle with the Black Beauty lilies that are still going strong, although the blossoms are not as large as usuaal. Crowded? Needing more compost? Investigation required.
The Daylily Bank is going by, but Ann Varner, a late daylily, is keeping things going.
Of course t here are a few other things in bloom, heleniums, hydrangeas, thalictrum, Henrii lilies, and the Thomas Affleck rose. At the Greenfield house the new Knockout Red rose is blooming, as are the hydrangeas. Next year should be much more floriferous on the Shrub and rose bed. I hope. For more views of what is blooming across this great land go on over to visit Carol, our host, at May Dreams Gardens.
No irises in bloom now, but if you want to take a chance on winning the beautiful book Beardless Iriises: A plant for every garden situation click here and leave a comment at the bottom of the post. I will draw the name of the lucky winner on August 19.