The lilies are replacing the roses in the sunny rose bed.
Rose campion (Luchnis coronaria) helps out.
Daises and phlox are always reliable for putting on a show.
Bishop of Llandaff dahlias play at their feet. I see we are finally attracting some real honey bees. We have lots of bumbles.
Knautia macedonia adds whispy color.
This pretty purple pansy persists despite the heat.
This pink/purple hydrangea enjoys the pansy's company.
Out in the sun, in the vegetable/cutting garden, the old style crocosmia add a splash of color against a green glass flower.
It's time for zinnias and dahlias in the cutting garden, and lots of big bright bouquets in the house.
I always forget what this shrub is called.
Corcosmia Lucifer is almost dome. The hummingbirds have loved it.
Orange and yellow cosmos
Some marigolds just have a mind of their own.
Butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii) enjoyed by the Western Swallowtails and the bees, and by me for their sweet fragrance. And yes, we keep them under control. I don't think they are invading any neighboring yards.
Above them all, reaching for the sun, the sunflowers smile down on us.