Just before dinner last night, my neighbor knocked on the door bearing gifts from his garden.
My first local cukes. Delicious!
I have a lot of phlox blooming right now. So far I've spotted two colors of purple.
This one is a bright pink/purple.
My long windowbox is awash in yellow with the callas. I've planted some dahlias in there this year, but it will be a week or so before they bloom. They will work nicely to give a little color as the callas fade out.
My butterfly bush never did leaf out on the old wood. I finally cut the old stuff down a week ago.
It has started to grow rapidly. It needs to get another 3 feet high so I can see it from the deck. I was searching my blog to see when it bloomed last year, but I didn't find anything. In 2005 the first bloom was August 20 and it was small like it is this year. It looks like it may be awhile before I am watching hummers and butterflies from my comfy deck chair.