Taking a brief survey of the garden this morning I find several of my favorites are now in bloom. Hollyhocks are what some people may consider an ‘old fashioned’ flower and you don’t see too many of them in our neighborhood but quite a number of people that walk past here say they are happy to see them as they remind them of their childhood. I’m always pleased to hear that people are enjoying our efforts!
The Pincushion flowers and Shasta Crazy Daisy are also out now, as are two more of the clematis, one of which may be a variety called ‘Polish Spirit’ although I can’t be certain as I planted several different kinds and over the years they have become somewhat jumbled together.
So many other flowers, too numerous to mention, are now appearing in the garden, but I will name three that are self-seeding and come up randomly all over; Coreopsis, Shirley poppy and larkspur. Their colors are just gorgeous and require no work on my part other than to thin them out occasionally!