The grand entrances by my beloved perennials continue to be about two weeks behind schedule. Usually by this time of year the back border is a riot of colourful perennial phlox. This only means that we still have many things to look forward to here in Zone 4 of Ontario.
We've had two days of a really good rain here and so the photos in today's post are a bit drippy. I also can't guarantee that were are no water spots from the lens.
Lots of rudbeckia, which I love. Even though I've tried to read about them, I still don't know the difference between the ones with the smooth leaves and the ones with the hairy leaves. I know the ones with the smooth leaves are called 'Goldsturm' though. If anyone can enlighten me, I'd appreciate it!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful middle-of-August week!
|Echinacea Purple Coneflower 'Ruby Star' and Rudbeckia (with hairy leaves)|
|Rudbeckia ''Goldsturm' in the foreground with some Hydrangea 'Annabelle' behind them|
|a closer look at 'Goldsturm'|
|a closer look at the 'hairy leaf' kind|
|happy mish-mash of colour in the side border|
|pretty two-toned perrenial phlox, also in the side border|