This morning was an early one for me. Yesterday I managed to successfully pull off hosting a Garden Conservancy Open Days Tour in six different locations across our rather largish city. You'd think I would sleep like a rock afterwards. Instead, I was wide awake before dawn and itching to get out in my own garden.
So I'll share these blooms for Garden Blogger's Bloomday. Not too much commentary, just enjoy the magic of early morning in the garden.
White Heath Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides) stopped me in my tracks and had me headed back to the house for the camera. When did that start blooming? Well, I have been busy.
Moving left for a wider view of the circle garden.
Silvery, billowy Estafiate, a type of artemesia, which requires zero care as long as it gets full sun and little water.
Mexican Sage (Salvia darcyi)
Maxmillian Sunflowers (Helianthus maximiliani)
From the other direction
And another shot because I can't get enough of them so neither shall you.
Hyacinth Bean Vine decided to put in an appearance. It's barely 18" high but blooming away. Someday it will show up early enough to climb the post. After three years I'm still waiting.
Triple purple Datura in the flower "bed".
That giant bouquet in the tank garden is still growing.
Plants grow into the paths where they will. I long ago gave up trying to keep them in check.
Around front, Deer muhly (Muhlenbergia rigens) with a backdrop of white Plumbago.
El Toro Muhly (Muhlenbergia emersleyi) which I question all summer why I have this somewhat weedy grass in my front garden. Then this happens. Oh yeah, that's why.
Happy Garden Blogger's Bloom Day! GBBD is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens on the 15th of each month and you can see even more blooms by heading over there to check out the links.