My coneflowers, monarda, gaillardia, salvia and campanula are still going strong, and will be blooming until autumn...but right now the show-stoppers of the perennial garden is my tall phlox. I have pink, purple and white varieties.
The white ones always bloom before the pink, but I usually do get a second blooming. In this picture the white is starting it's second flush of blooms.
Pink and green coleus carries through with my pink and green color scheme.
For added contrast and a punch of color, I planted dark red celosia in the beds that line the front walk.
Elsewhere in the garden, my hostas are blooming also, sending up shoots of delicate white flowers.
These hosta varieties are called "Frances Williams", "Gold Standard" and "So Sweet". I also have two new small guys who were added to the hosta bed this year.
Here's one of them; even though he's small and new, he put up two of his own flowers. This hosta variety is called "Twilight".
To add some color and vertical interest to the hosta garden, a pot of red New Guinea impatiens and "Merlin's Magic" coleus sits on a small stand in the hosta bed.
In the back yard, white geraniums that I over-wintered are blooming, along with white euphorbia.
Thanks for taking a walk with me in the garden....
I'll be joining Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday!