Like pink? There is plenty of it in my garden right now. The Asiatic lily 'Brindisi' is nearly at the end of its bloom cycle, but what a show she has put on!
She's the biggest and most prolific Asiatic I have, putting out too many blooms to count.
As she is fading away, the pink of the purple coneflowers is taking over. I have a sea of coneflowers this year, and I'm not exaggerating--more on this in a later post.
Prefer a hotter shade of pink? These phlox always defy my photographic skills, but they are a dazzling shade of hot pink/fuschia. And to think I almost pulled them their second year, because I didn't remember planting them!
More hot pink from the Monarda in the butterfly garden, which is a jungle once again this year. By the way, please ignore the many weeds you may see in the photos. The abundant rain we have had this year has certainly been good for the garden, but it's also been a boon to the weeds. I'm fighting a daily battle against them, and I think I'm losing.
Now this is my shade of pink!
We can go darker still with the Drumstick Allium.
Or how about a bright red? I wish I had taken this photo a few days before, when more of the poppies were blooming. . . and wish I had pulled that buttonweed behind them before snapping this photo:) I scatter poppy seed in late winter over the snow and never know how many or where they might germinate; needless to say, this was a good year for them.
Going darker still, 'Little Grapette' is the first of several darker daylilies to bloom.
Personally, I like a combo of light and dark as in this early daylily 'Moonlight Masquerade.'
If you prefer the purity of white, there's plenty of that too--'Beckie' daisies are just starting to bloom.
And so are the 'Knee High Sonata' cosmos.
In fact, there will be quite a bit of white in the coming weeks as the 'David' phlox join the parade of blooms.
We can also add some purple to the dazzling mix of colors with some larkspur.
And almost blue--Balloonflowers. I actually had to pull out some volunteer Amsonia, which were hiding this plant.
There is plenty of yellow in the garden, too, with all of the 'Stella d'Oro' daylilies in bloom, as well as other yellow blossoms, such as this 'Moonbeam' Coreopsis. In fact, about the only color that is noticeably absent in my garden right now is orange, but that will soon change as more of the daylilies begin to bloom. Tarzan obliged me by adding a little orange today:) I think he has the best idea of how to celebrate the weekend.
No Fourth of July would be complete without displaying the red, white, and blue. Maybe the phlox are a little more pinkish and purple, but it's close.
A little closer to the patriotic color scheme--an "accidental" combination of red, white, and blue.
Wishing you all a happy and safe Fourth of July!