Starting with the side garden, the tall sedum are at their pinky peak.
|The peak of pink|
Midway down the path, Aster laevis 'Bluebird' is blooming. This plant was confused and flowered in early summer. But it seems to have consulted a calendar since then.
At the other end are the willow-leaf heianthus. The tall plants (I forgot to pinch them back this spring) look rather weedy, but who can resist those sunny flowers?
Across from the helianthus, mistflower, which has taken a beating from recent storms.
The garage garden blooms include hibiscus, variegated liriope, and several tall phlox.
At the entrance to the upper garden,volunteer rudbeckia keep watch, while New england aster 'Alma Potschke' form a wall behind the tomato cages.
Also in the upper garden, Boltonia asteroides and a reblooming Stella D'Oro daylily.
The 'Fireworks' goldenrod is looking rather thin this year.
Finally, stealing the show in the front yard: Mexican bush clover (Lespedeza 'Gibraltar')
One of my favorite things about Bloom Day is that it forces me to slow down and look at the good things going on in the yard. Now, back to my much neglected weeding.