Lantana montevidensis, California poppies and the last Corn poppy.
A Variegated Fritillary nectars on Lantana montevidensis.
Butterflies fit themselves right into my color choices.
Salmon Sheen daylilies, orange with a yellow throat fit perfectly in the color range.
What about the Echinacea, you ask? The gold/orange cones fit, the purple is just not quite.
There's Tithonia coming along at lower right and elsewhere to add that strong
orange that attracts butterflies.
Purple heart Setcreasea purpura makes a dark contrast to Black eyed Susans.
Chartreuse alternanthera will catch up as the summer progresses.
To the rear are 3 Purple Daturas. Seedling Daturas planted elsewhere already have buds.
In the distant yellow bed above, Black eyed Susans mix with Shasta daisies for a cooler look.
This daylily is Elysian Field or maybe it is Pineapple Crush.
When I start moving them around, I tend to forget which is which.
If I should decide to hybridize or sell daylilies, I would have to buy new.
I like to know their names but I don't obsess over the name, in the garden.
One more long view. The tall yellow LA lily is Dazzle.
A last long view, this time through branches of Vitex, careful to avoid bees.
In the Upper Garden, fragrant yellow daylilies.
Plan: move these daylilies to the front beds in the fall.
It's the time of year to go outside as little as possible because of the heat.
I don a gnat scarf to protect my ears and a sun hat. There is still watering,
weeding, deadheading, admiring and enjoying to be done out there.
I make sure to pass by gardenias and the magnolia to be refreshed in
fragrance before I come in for iced tea.
What is your opinion on purple and yellow combos?
Do you take your iced tea sweet or unsweetened?