It's the beginning of July and lots of things are starting to bloom. My first daylily is out, the 'Stella d'Oro'. Looking around at the various gardening blogs, I can see that this is a very popular one. It seems to be one of the earliest to bloom and is compact with a lovely gold coloured flower.
|Hemerocallis 'Stella d'Oro' Daylily|
My delphiniums are really thriving, I'm happy to say. I planted four 'King Arthurs' (striking purple with white centres) last spring. All had a few small blooms last summer, but are doing fantastic this year. I also planted some of the 'Astolat' ones at the end of season last summer. I was intrigued by the tag colour and wasn't quite sure if they were pink or maeve. Turns out they are somewhere in between, also with white centres, and they are really pretty. They are just starting to open.
|Delphimiun 'King Arthur'|
Also blooming for me right now are my evening primroses (which I love, but really keep them confined to a small area, lest they take over the world), Sweet Williams from my Dad's garden, and both my magenta and white lychnis (the white lychnis seeds were sent to me by an Oregon master gardener, who is a computer-friend, with the instructions not to plant them too close to the magenta ones - otherwise they can cross pollunate and all be light pink next year).
|Oenothera Evening Primrose|
|Lychnis Coronaria Rose Campion (magenta)|
Monkshood in back
|Lychnis Coronaria Rose Campion (white)|