A midsummer mix of colors.
Tiger lilies! They always look so happy.
I see you in there, Mr. Chipmunk. You’ll have to come out eventually…
A bee on the bee balm!
Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Psyche Red’ (but it’s mostly magenta).
A bright daylily with ‘Jackmanii’ clematis lurking in the shadows.
The native Monarda fistulosa.
Anchusa ‘Dropmore’ (bugloss). I’d like to cut it back as it’s flopping all over the place, but the bees love it so much I don’t dare!
Lilium ‘Purple Prince’. Not as dark as I had hoped, but I think it’s getting a bit less sun than it would like. It has a lovely scent and goes well with the magentas and yellows in the garden this time of year.
Aconitum napellus (monkshood). It took me a few years to find a spot where this guy was happy enough to bloom, but it was worth the wait!