The garden is starting to bounce back as a result of cooler temperatures and the arrival of the rain we've been waiting for all summer. I would have said there are not a lot of flowers blooming at the moment, but when Mark wandered around the garden with the camera last evening he found plenty of plants to record.
These first three perennials are recent purchases from K & A Greenhouse which is having a big sale. I decided I needed a little jolt of color for the group visiting the garden later this month. I scattered these around a curving border so they're not all visible at once.
Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue' (Pincushion flower)
Geranium hybrida 'Brookside' (I want to compare its performance with 'Rozanne' which is growing elsewhere in the garden).
Agastache hybrid 'Blue Fortune' (Anise hyssop)
Tricyrtis hirta 'Tojen'
Kirengeshoma palmata, koreana group
Ligularia stenocephala 'Osiris Fanaisie'
Nymphae pygmae 'Helvola' (Dwarf Helvola water lily in a pot)
Sagitaria latifolia (Arrowhead in the upper pool)
Hosta 'Royal Standard' (August lily)
Actea pachypoda (Doll's Eyes). Seedheads as attractive as any flower I grow.
To see what's blooming in particpating gardens around the world, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens who hosts this wonderful survey on the 15th day of each month.