|Queen Red Lime zinnia|
|Shabby birdhouse surrounded by Sunny Knockout roses|
|Munstead lavender with black eyed susans|
This year summer is more temperate. It's not too hot, it's not too cool. Perfect.
|Grandpa Ott morning glory|
|Gazing ball with Full Moon coreopsis and anise hyssop|
|Apple Blossom pelargoniums from seed|
I wish I could say that everything is perfect in the garden this year. I'm an organic gardener, so there will always be a few bugs out there munching. The rough winter made many of my plants small and weak. Blooms are often much later than normal.
|Verbena bonariensis with purple coneflowers and Karley Rose pennisetum|
|Black eyed susans|
|Endless Summer hydrangeas peeking out from armillary sphere|
|Painted Lady butterfly|
|Swallowtail butterfly caterpillar|
Summer is a quiet time around my house. Many of my usual activities are on hiatus, leaving me time to putter in the garden more. This is a very good thing. For once in my life, I don't feel so behind. I might even feel like I'm caught up, can you believe it?
|Karley Rose grass|
|Tiger Eye rudbeckia|
|Summerific Cherry Cheesecake hardy hibiscus|