Some of my most colorful plants are blooming right now in the garden. Croscosmia is a bulb that I really like, not this one particularly since red is a hard color to work with I think. I’m thinking of adding some of the yellow and orange varieties this fall to the Shed Garden as well as some other beds. This Echinops is a cool customer in comparison to the hotter colors currently showing off in my yard. But I like this steely blue shade and it’s so drought tolerant I love it. With the heat we’ve been getting lately it’s great to have plants that will stand up to those conditions. The Tigerlilies love the heat too and are great bloomers, but will reseed pretty heavily if allowed. Blackeyed Susans and Shasta Daisies are flourishing right now in my Grandmother’s garden bed, so much that they need to be divided this fall. My favorite perennial currently in bloom has to be this Phlox, it has a long season of flowering since it gets about 3-4 flushes a year. To see what’s blooming in other gardens all over the country or to join in this week yourself please visit our gracious host Jean @ Ms Greenthumb.