It’s been quite a year in the garden here in western Massachusetts. A long wet spring has led to a hot dry summer. I dug out our sprinkler and put it to use. The butterflies and bees have been visiting the cardinal plants which made me happyl
The Aesclepius is right next to the cardinal flowers and they are very good friends.
The daylilies are nearly done in this bed but the rudbeckia and phlox will get us through the summer.
The Japanese anemone, right in back of the daylilies and next to the phlox is just beginning to bloom. The bees are happy.
My neighbors across the street are still enjoying this floriferous hellstrip – otherwise known as the Tree Belt. No tree, but lots of pollinator flowers.
Time to celebrate Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day! The Folksinger rose is having a very good year. It will stand in for the other roses that are still modestly blooming. I think it is too hot and dry, even with watering, to have them do their best.
There are other blooms, bits of coreopsis, yarrow, honeysuckle, and meadow rue still blooming. The three hydrangeas are coming into full bloom. Our South Border is quite a beautiful jungle. I thank Carol over at May Dreams Gardens for showing how to share our gardens all across our great land. Happy Bloom Day to you all.