Red Valerian. The blooming stalks have grown a lot in the past week. I really like this plant. I hope it spreads into chaos.
It has a home with other pink and red blooms. I didn't plan it that way. I like the outcome. The transition into summer should be interesting in this bed. Self-sown datura seedlings are up. Great Blue Lobelia has been planted in hunks. Perilla is present. White Four O'clocks have reseeded heavily. Echinacea and Black and Blue salvia will turn this bed into a cool oasis from the hotter reds and yellows near the street.
At the other end of that space, the foxgloves are beginning to bloom. They are shaded until about 6pm when the hot afternoon sun hits them.
These are a creamy yellow. I was hoping the purple one survived the move late in the winter. I think it was too wet.
Yvonne's salvia seedlings, I hope. If not, they are S. subrotunda. I'm okay with that. It's a nice plant. The goldfinches love the seeds. The hummingbirds love the nectar.
A stray larkspur seed has grown into a 2' tall specimen. I avoid it every time I mow.
This poppy found a home in between the stones I use for edging.
Pulling back a bit, the garden glows in the early morning light. It's my favorite time of day to take photos.
I did find time yesterday to mow the paths and the front lawn. It's 45 degrees. The high today will be 84.