It has been a month since the last post. No excuses are offered but another rush out the door after work today to snap a few photos hopefully makes up.
Echinacea is very thick and the goldfinches are probably drooling waiting for the seeds to be ready.
One flower finally opened on this particular zinnia, 'Oriole'. I was expecting more of an orange hue.
Pollinator-magnet liatris is nearing the end of its bloom. Funny, as it blooms from top down each stem.
Rudbeckia 'Irish Eyes' reseeded after blooming early this year. This result grew up and bloomed already - without green eyes.
This Rudbeckia hirti plant developed some brown markings.
It's not a ditch lily, but a double-ditch lily. And, it grows in semi-shade and is thriving.
My newest daylily 'Cherokee Star' seems to bloom one blossom at a time. Its location does not allow a good angle for photos.
Monarda 'Violet Queen' looks a little sparse. It probably needs more sun than it gets now.
Echinops is in varying stages of bloom. Bumblebees love it.
I love this marigold 'Tiger Eyes', and it reseeded itself true to form. Dark green, thick, lush foliage and no problems.
Cleome seeds found their way 60-feet (18 m) down the hill into a shady spot all by themselves, and grew. I let them. Anything that makes that journey deserves to live.
For the first time, a few little sky blue Platycodons germinated from last year's seeds. I guess some like the extra shot of winter.
Only five cosmos plants came up this year after the severe winter - the least number ever - but they still look full. Zucchini makes a nearby foliage plant in my front yard.
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