I must admit that the daylilies really hog the limelight in July, and they are still going strong. However, there were lots of other beautiful blossoms these last few weeks and its time to take a look back
This plant is a Cimicifuga racemosa : also known as Actaea or Bugbane or Black snakeroot.. Mine came from friend Martha about 8 yrs ago and was just 10 inches tall. Now it grows over 8 feet.
the bees love it
Asiatic lily “Casa Blanca”
Bee balm, Phlox and Rudbeckia
Talinum calicynum – the blossoms open at noon and only stay open few hours
This honeysuckle was growing up the porch railings when we moved here. The hummingbirds love it
Lysimachia clethroides – Gooseneck lysimachia. Its a spreader and is taking over in the meadow, popular with bees and butterflies though
Rudbeckia and Shasta daisies
Blue/purple Platycodon from friend Joan C.
Pink Platycodon from friend Camilla