|Helianthus "Lorraine Sunshine"|
So, without further ado, here's a little tour of what the garden looks like now.
|Front yard, July 9, 2011|
|View from the driveway|
Rosa "The Fairy" is blooming it's heart out...
The tall scabiosa-like yellow flowers that I can never remember the name of are towering over everything... I'm sure passers-by wonder why on earth I planted them at the front of the garden and not the back. I kind of like how you can look through them into the garden.
And Echinacea "Hot Papaya" is proving to be worth every cent I paid for it. I first saw it during Garden Walk Buffalo last year and had to have it (I can resist a lot of beautiful plants, but every once in a while I see one that sends me directly to PlantWorld with credit card in hand.)
|Echinace "Hot Papaya"|
|Some of the clematis have started to put on a show.|
I've done quite a few containers in the front yard this year.
|Coleus sets off this container pair.|
|Trailing begonia. I planted the corms a little late but they're taking off now.|
|Wait until the cannas bloom!|
|A hanging basket of fuschias on the front porch frame my view as I look out on the garden.|
|English Rose "Constance Spry"|
At the side of the house I have a pretty way of capturing the water that comes out of our air conditioning unit:
The slowest thing ever to ripen is the first tomato of summer. I have some toasted bread and mayo waiting for this one...