There's an abundance of Phlox taking over this garden that need to be thinned to give some other plants room to grow.
The Day Lilies have begun to bloom,
and the Gloriosa Daisies (Black-eyed Susans) are a riot of color.
They sew themselves wherever they like, and I try to leave them whenever possible as they don't really like to be moved. At the bottom of this garden they're surrounding Cleo, one of my favorite lilies.
Let's look a little closer.
I moved the 'Ruffled Apricot' Daylily from the bed in the background where she was being crowded and getting too much shade, and she's much happier now!
This lovely Asiatic lily is 'Centerfold'.
I don't remember the names of these 2 gorgeous red Asiatics. This one is tall....
A dear elderly gardening friend gave me this Liatris last summer. I'm hoping to see some hummingbird moths feeding on it.
In the 'Lilac Garden' the red Monarda (Bee Balm) pairs nicely with the Shasta Daisies. That very large lilac in the background gives this garden its name.
Aren't they pretty together?
Down in the Fence Garden you can see the tall red Asiatic blooming with Gloriosa Daisies....
....and Monarda in a pretty shade of lilac.
This was the first Daylily to bloom for us this year, not including the early 'Lemon Lilies'.
In the Lily Garden .......
....Larkspur is putting on a fine show, but there were very few lily blooms, except for....
Clematis 'Sprinkles' is climbing on the corner of the fence. She still has a few small blooms.
....and Torenia (Wishbone Flower).
Fuzzy Pink Astilbe is hiding some of the silver paint on the Hostas behind her.
And here's a different Astilbe growing at the other end of the porch with the bleeding hearts. I had to cut them back to give her some room.
Heuchera (Coral Bells) is tucked in here as well.
We're walking around to the back of the house now....
......past this cheery clump of Coreopsis.
There's still some Foxglove blooming in other gardens, but I cut off the seed stalks in this bed today. The flowers lasted a long time.
The Hydrangea is just beginning to bloom.
There's a pretty view if we walk around the shed toward the barn, and turn to look back. That's Murphy waiting for his dinner :)