The Front Garden In The Thursday Morning Sun
The light was so perfect Thursday morning that Judy was inspired to grab her camera on her way out the door and take a few pictures. I know I just did a post on Yellow Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata), but look how the yellow flowers are luminous in the sun.
Here’s the grassy path that separates the driveway border from the island bed in the front yard.
Viewing the front island bed from the sidewalk, over the heads of the Bee Balm (Monarda didyma) and Wild Bergamot (M. fistulosa). The Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) grew really tall this year, next year I should remember to cut it back.
Wild Bergamot is so often unfairly ignored in favor of its flashier cousin, Bee Balm.
The first Orange Coneflowers (Rudbeckia fulgida) to bloom are by the driveway. That’s Cigar Flower (Cuphea ignea) behind the Rudbeckia. It’s hard to tell that the Cigar Flower is in a container.
I like the combination of Wild Bergamot and Early Sunflower ‘Prairie Sunset (Heliopsis helianthoides). This picture also shows how nicely the foliage has returned on the Blue False Indigo (Baptisia australis) after I cut it back.
Oh and by the way, the Morning Glories (Ipomoea tricolor) have FINALLY taken and are climbing up the tutuer. I suppose we should get actual flowers in August. Better late than never.
Have you been challenged by the harsh summer light in your garden?