Along the side bed Campanula glomerata is blooming, it is a different sort of bellflower, but I like the way it looks. I will try and tuck some blue ones in as well.
A little further down the Fleabane Daisy has opened. I have tried to find more of these but haven't been able to yet this year.
And here's a gratuitous dog picture for Deborah. I call it 'Daisy and the Daisies'.
And along the back of the garden, here is a single bloom from a young white peony. I had planted this one and the pink one (previously posted) last summer. Unfortunately I lost the tags so I can't identify them. I'm so thrilled about getting the planting depth right, I'm sure in a few years these will go from single blooms to a more impressive display.
Here are some Cosmos in the tulip bed (flanked by the 2 peonies), the purpleleaf sandcherry is recovering in the background.
And here is another gift plant, the Rudbeckia 'Indian Summer'. It was nodding a little in the heat, and from being newly planted. I think it looks very sunflower-ish in this pose.
At the other end of the yard in the shady bed, a spirea has stopped in to visit with Sedum autumn joy.
Some of the spirea flowers have started to open. I'm a little concerned about how far along these fall bloomers are this year, since my summer ones are just coming into full swing.
And a gratuitious Gargoyle shot for Joy. Alastair has found a secluded spot under the Flowering Plum, he can watch over the yard in privacy, without frightening young & old alike! He has an excellent view of my Kyushu Hydrangea and appreciates the occasional visit.
Moving to the front, here are some petunias in the shade. I was just reading in Jim Hole's Notebook that they can't be grown in shady containers....
And a little Tiger Eye Gold Rudbeckia in the shady bed below.
Heading down the front walkway, there are fairy thimble bellflowers in blue...
Then down along the driveway Morden Sunrise Rose is blooming nicely. Now that I have 2 rose bushes I can totally understand what all the fuss is about.
I hope you enjoyed the tour, I seem to follow the same order every day for the morning walkabout and bloom count. ~Rebecca