Lighter blue agapanthus have shedded. Storm Cloud is just
showing color against a background of faded hydrangeas.
The funny little blossom on a long stem is Porterweed.
Yellow gladioli blooming in the yellow rose bed anchored by a white crape myrtle.
Pale pink nicotiana is in this bed, from 'white' seed.
Salvia leucantha in background is mounding in preparation for fall color.
Planted two years ago, dollar store bulbs.
It takes inexpensive corms a couple of years
to grow to a good blooming size.
Yellow roses continue to bloom, 'Moonbeam' coreopsis is joined
by purple periwinkles from seed planted early spring.
Faded Black eyed Susans are pulled and periwinkles quickly fill the spaces.
Madagascar periwinkle is one of the most prolific reseeders.
I pull all except the darkest purple and palest pink for best effect.
Behind the periwinkles is Lantana montevidensis facing the road.
Lantana presents a uniform front while plants on the back of the bed
come and go.
Chartreuse alternanthera is growing on nicely.
Gaillardia 'Sundance' from purchased seeds
Kniphofia stems curl when they lack water.
Pale pink just will sneak into my palette.
'Carefree Delight' roses have yellow centers.
Kniphofia with Purple Heart Setcreasea
Another Red Hot Poker with Purple alternanthera cutting
Is that more pink lurking in the background?
Crinums like oceans of water.
A closer view
Crocosmia is a thug that plants itself all over, here with
Purple Heart under 'Little Gem' Magnolia.
My favorite periwinkle with Persian Shield
Seedlings are by chance.
Crocosmia with Shrimp Plant. Hummingbirds like Shrimp Plant;
Butterflies enjoy Crocosmia.
Shrimp Plant was killed almost to the ground last winter.
It made a stunning comeback.
Flowers and text are from the garden of Nell Jean at /www.seedscatterer.blogspot.com in the hot, humid depths of Southwest Georgia USA where we got a bit of welcome rain on Monday.