I’ll keep the chit chat to a minimum here, and let the flowers do the talking.
Red dahlia, about 3″ across
Fuchsia ‘Golden Gate’…feast for hummers
Gaura lindenhamerii, munched by dear in early spring, came roaring back. The tallest flower spike is 8′.
I think it rates a close-up.
Speaking of tall things, here’s Joe Pye as I stand looking up at him, silhouetted against blue sky.
…and a similar shot of Helenium maximilianii.
Chasmantium latiforium or ‘Northern Sea Oats’
Rose of Sharon
Oxydendrum arboreum, or Sourwood, or Lily-of-the-Valley tree (you can see why).
Lots of material out there for bouquets…here Anemone ‘Honorine de Jobert’ stakes out the high ground, with a supporting cast of Solidago ‘Fireworks’ and Lonicera nitida ‘Baggsen’s Gold’.
The silver and black theme was lifted from Loree here, and carried out using Lamb’s Ears, Stachys ‘Helen Von Stein’ as a base with sprigs of Calluna vulgaris adding just a hint of color.
Thanks, as always, go to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for dreaming up Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.