My garden is designed to be a summer garden because that's when I'm home to enjoy it. Grab a drink and pull up a chair.
The sunny border near the rain garden is a pollinator paradise. Hummingbirds go crazy for the red silene regia 'Prairie Fire'.
The dogs all hang out under the cherry tree.
This phlox is the love child of 'David' and possibly 'Laura' but no one's talking. It has purple stems and petals with ragged edges.
Let me know if you'd like seeds. It's about three feet tall.
A bit of shade under the trumpet vine
Mix and match monarda
One of the screens in an upstairs window fell out so I was able to take a picture of the sunny side and rain garden.
Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' and native mountain mint (pycnanthemum muticum) love afternoon shade.
Annual rudbeckia hirta collapsed into the tansy during a storm and decided they liked it so much they stayed.
Insect on the dalea
My 'Abraham Darby' roses were slow to perk up this summer but have finally decided to grow and bloom.
Pitcher pot of of purple basil
Zinnias and white balloon flowers next to the variegated oregano I bought at Joy Creek.
Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers. I grew them all from seed. Seedlings don't argue, whine, or ask if they have homework.
My blue mist flowers and 'Monck' asters have already started blooming.
The view out the kitchen window.
Adios! I have a hot date with that hammock.