Did you Ever Look Closely at a Globe Thistle?
They are amazing flowers. First they are nearly perfectly round--amazing in its own right.
Then all those little spiney things turn into teeny tiny little petals that open to form the whole flower.
Saturday morning I moved half of the 'Little Laura' phlox to this area behind the lavender at the beginning of his garden.
Now the purple color is distributed throughout this garden.
Ah, here we have the black-eyed Susans. I've been removing them from most of the gardens for the past two summers. They do takeover everywhere! But I like them in certain areas, like here by the deck entrance:
This area next to the main arbor is one where I intend to remove them.
From this angle they look pretty nice. But overall I think they look weedy. This is a difficult area to grow anything, so I am taking my time before I remove all of them. I think I have removed about half of them from this area. I will probably leave the rest until next year.
It's Blooming Tuesday over a Jean's today. Be sure to stop over and see what everyone else has blooming this week!