We had such a rainy, cold late spring. As a result, those flowers which would have been in bloom in mid to late June are in bloom now. On the plus side, they are huge and lush due to all the rain. Here's a morning walkabout (well, really, not all that much walking, just around the front porch!)
The delphiniums are just starting to open. Absolutely, heavenly, iridescently blue!!
This is a luscious weigela shrub (sorry, I'd have to look up the precise kind) beside a spiderwort plant.
These sweet little self-seeding dianthus usually don't amount to much, but this year they are putting on quite a show. (Kind of makes me think I need to water more!)
I've had this stachys (big betony) for years, but this is one of its best displays.
The Siberian iris has now faded, as has the lilac tree in the background. Everything else is filling in really well. We have split rail fencing in front of this front garden.
The cranesbill around the bottom of the Norway Spruce has become the perfect ground cover. The bird bath in front of it has two fake metal birds. No other birds use it, although the cat has sat in it occasionally.
Peonies beside the steps. Their scent is heavenly.
Lighter pink dianthus with hostas which exploded this year (again, I'd have to look up what type of hostas these are - once upon a time I knew all my plants - Latin names included, not so anymore).
Well, there you have a July 3rd garden. I'm off to the dentist - yippy.