Becky shasta daisies began making a show en masse this week. Their geometry and simple beauty make them stunning. Their extended blooming season and long, sturdy stems make them a stalwart flower in a cutting garden.
I hadn’t realized the bee balm had begun blooming. This bumbler with his yellow saddlebags was enjoying a meal.
I don’t know the name of this daylily variety–its colors sizzle.
The liatris, or blazing star, has begun is slow, top-down spiky blooming.
The bloodflower’s blooms remind me of those of Dallas Red lantana.
I cut back the nepeta (catmint) and gave some to Grizzie. After thanking me, she enjoyed a good roll in it.