A favorite summer flowering bulb of mine is the Peacock Orchid which is actually part of the Gladiolus family and not an orchid at all. I noticed after I took this pic how the eye of this pretty flower compliments the deep burgundy foliage of my Ninebark ‘Coppertina’ (in the background). That was a happy accident. :)
I’m pretty sure I posted a pic of this last week, but I couldn’t resist sharing another one of my favorite summer flowering shrub. ‘Limelight’, which is aptly named by the way, blooms from late June through early fall when the blossoms fade to a dusty mauve and then brown. Even the faded blooms make a statement in the garden come winter.
This dwarf Agastache was a new addition this spring. I ordered it through Brent and Beckys Bulbs and so far it is doing well. I’ve had very little success with Agastaches in the past so hopefully this one is a keeper. The color is perfect for my Shed Garden which is a mixture of purples, yellows and shades of orange.
Last but not least is the teeny tiny blooms of the native Verbena hastata. It’s a magnet for bees & butterflies alike. This pic doesn’t even do it justice since it’s a bit blurry. It looks pretty with the orangey-pink blooms of Hemerocallis ‘Colorful Summer’ in the background. To see more Bloomin’ Tueday posts or to join in this week, please visit our wonderful host Jean by clicking on the icon link below: