Favorite combo blooming in the Upper Garden: Echinacea, Rose Campion and Spiraea bumalda could not wait for the purple daylilies that accompany them. Next year I plan to have dark pink Sweet William join the group, in place of violas that bloomed in winter when nothing else was blooming and played out as the others bloomed.
This combo is blooming in the company of Oakleaf Hydrangea.
Buffy puts her paws on the rock where tiny birds bathe and drinks from the birdbath where the faucet attached to a hose drips continuously to keep adequate water for the birds -- and Buffy.
Hydrangeas that rooted in the dampness of overflow from the birdbath are preparing to bloom. Elephant ears are not of good size just yet. String lily foliage has appeared.