Hannah, always curious, was tagging along to see what I was up to.
Those snapdragons to the left of her are self-sown volunteers, moved down from the Pink Garden.
Nicotiana is about the same height and looks good with the Cleome.
I started the seeds inside in mid-March,
...but it was July before I got them planted. Much weeding needed to be done first! With so many garden beds it takes me quite some time to get all the plants in the ground. Having lots of space has its disadvantages. One tends to bite off more than one can chew, thinking there'll be ample time to get everything done. The term overzealous comes to mind. (I try to avoid the word "obsessive") :)
It's a pretty mix of colors called "Sensation Daylite", bought for less than a dollar at a big box store.
Pretty, aren't they?
The Morning Glories planted on either side of the center posts have grown well, but have hardly bloomed.
Clematis "Sprinkles" climbs up the center posts and is backlit by the morning sunshine.
I thought it had winter killed and was very disappointed, but much later than expected, tiny shoots appeared and hope was revived.
It has opened several lovely blooms since then.
Tucked in between the daylilies more annuals are providing late season color, and there's a nice clump of bright yellow self-sown Gloriosas (Black-eyed Susans).
I love the pastel colors of these annual Asters, called "Powderpuff ".
Helichrysum (Strawflower) buds are almost prettier than......
Here's a long shot from another angle. There's a little clump of Marigolds beside the Nicotiana, and around the Gloriosas more snapdragons are being crowded by the taller plants, but some of them are blooming.
Brightly colored Zinnias are always delightful.
I had an opportunity to try Basil lemonade the other day and it was delicious! I must make some.
Calendulars are a bright spot of sunshine colors.
As the cooler weather sets in and I reluctantly ease my mind into thoughts of the coming winter, these still blooming annuals give me a great deal of pleasure.
....and then gave herself a good wash.
Thanks to the friendly folks at Garden Shoes Online, I already had one, and knew DH would like one of his own, since he was borrowing mine all the time ;)
And thanks to the wonder of digital photography I can share it with you! I made it a little bigger than usual, so that you can see more detail if you click to enarge.