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summer flowers

I had a thread going called spring flowers. Even though the calendar is still saying spring for another couple weeks, these aren't spring flowers (and it will be 90 on Sat, so not feeling spring like, either!)

This was one of the last of the iris, after I had already dug and divided them, so it overlapped with the coreopsis:

[img]https://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt102/rainbowgardener/4024%20Paddock%20garden/summer-flowers4.jpg[/img]


lavender, sundrops, spiderwort

[img]https://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt102/rainbowgardener/4024%20Paddock%20garden/summer-flowers5.jpg[/img]

daylily and salvia (in the background you can see some white clover in my untreated lawn)

[img]https://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt102/rainbowgardener/4024%20Paddock%20garden/summer-flowers7.jpg[/img]

Feel free to add pictures of YOUR summer flowers!
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summer flowers after the rain

trumpet creeper (as always click to enlarge and see what it is really supposed to look like)

[img]https://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt102/rainbowgardener/trumpet-creeperJPG.jpg[/img]

bee balm (complete with daddy long legs I hadn't noticed until I looked at the picture!)

[img]https://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt102/rainbowgardener/bee-balmJPG.jpg[/img]

different bee balm
[img]https://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt102/rainbowgardener/bee-balm2.jpg[/img]

mini roses
[img]https://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt102/rainbowgardener/mini-rose.jpg[/img]
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Your photos look terrific! ...and the raindrops really add to the effect. :D

Here's my Monarda. This one's 'Jacob Cline':
[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/Image7157.jpg[/img]
You can sort of see the 'Siskiyou Pink' Evening Primrose (Sundrops) and orange Butterfly Plant (Asclepias tuberosa) in the background -- for some reason, part of the clump flowers a shade lighter -- as well as the off-white Yucca. There are two kinds of lavender in flower over there too -- 'Hidcote' and x Grosso but you can't really see them. ...and yep! the little white dots are my clover "lawn." The same area was covered with the purple Ground Ivy flowers until it got hot.

First blossom of my other Monarda 'Coral Reef' only just started to spike into color today so I haven't taken a photo yet.

This is Indian Pink. In its 2nd year after purchase and still very tiny. I hope it grows more this year.
[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/Image7158.jpg[/img]

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Beautiful! What an intense red! All my bee balm is also red... the one that came out looking pink, it's just that it was so humid my camera lens fogged up. But even in real life, I think mine are slightly more orange-y red than yours. I don't know what variety they are. There's butterfly weed in the background of the pink-y looking bee balm too.

Yes, the raindrops are what I was trying to capture... came out for my morning tour of the garden and everything was looking fresh washed and sparkly!
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I wanted that intense red-red, and kept holding off buying a Monarda until I came across this one.

Here's a view of 'Jacob Cline' from the other side -- the Echinacea 'White Swan' will make this REALLY pretty when they open up:
[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/Image7240.jpg[/img]

--- UPDATE ---
Here we go. With the White Swans. The drought isn't helping, some of the bud stems are droopy.
[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/Image7296.jpg[/img]
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'Coral Reef' opened. The clear color may be a Monarda trait. This one's lipstick pink, and it's shorter -- about 3' vs. 4'.
[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/Image7206.jpg[/img]

Closer view of the A. tuberosa and the rest. It turned out that Lavender 'Provence' is also starting to bloom. 'Hidcote' opened first. Pink in middle distance is a Yarrow that I thought was going to be red.
[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/Image7201.jpg[/img]

These are 3 overwintered Italian Flat-leaf Parsley plants from last year in bloom -- they're 4 ft tall :shock::
[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/Image7239.jpg[/img]

Potato 'All Blue' flowers:
[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/Image7219.jpg[/img]

Heuchera Coral Bells in the foreground, then Alchemilla mollis (Lady's Mantle), DH's Wax Begonia bed, and Astilbe 'Ostrich Plume' in the background. You might notice spots of pink in the shrubbery which is Hydrangea macrophylla just starting to bloom. They always bloom pink that complements the Astilbe, but this year, I'm *trying* to get it to bloom blue (obviously NOT succeeding :roll:):
[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/Image7209.jpg[/img]

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