Now that I GET what the GardenBlogger Bloom Day is all about (finally), I'm enjoying photographing my garden monthly, and showing it off a bit. But because I love seeing plants in their setting, I've taken mostly group shots and longer views.
The curbside garden (called the "hell strip" by some) is looking happy with the commonest perennial there is, the generic garden phlox. The sedum 'Autumn Joy' here is enjoying the one spot in the garden not reachable by deer (oh yeah, we have them this year).
And here's my sunniest border in the backyard, again with lots of purple coneflower in bloom. On the left is the fabulous spirea 'Ogon,' with chartreuse willow-like foliage. Several large hydrangeas still look good a full month after flowering. In fact, they look good til the dead of winter, bless their hearts.