I don't think I have shown many pictures of the side deck garden this year. I do nothing to this area except clean it up in the spring. It used to be my best area. Unfortunately it faces my nice but messy neighbors. I see no reason to spend time making it lovely when they give me nothing decent to look at in return. So now I just let it do its own thing.
It is the only area where I still have some bee balm.
Looking at the same bee balm in the opposite direction, you can see my liatris (blazing star) blooming in the top deck planter.
Walk a few yards back and some purple phlox is just beginning to bloom.
Up on the deck I spotted this shaggy dahlia just about to burst open. It must be one of the new ones I planted as I don't recognize it. I think it is going to be a very interesting dahlia! I love flowers that are slightly different from the norm. It looks like it will be huge.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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