I did manage to slip outside and take a few photos in the yard to share as I join Candy at TLRT for This Week in My Garden.
The flowers in bloom are a nice mix of old friends like the butterfly bush, Joe Pye weed and coreopsis and newcomers Echinacea 'Hot Papaya' and coreopsis 'Lightning Flash'. 'Lightning Flash' is a little different than other coreopsis, because its known more for it's bright upper foliage than for the bloom. The other echinaceas haven't opened up, although I think several will be blooming by next week. The real "star" blossoming this week though isn't one of my flowers! It's the giant pumpkin in my son's garden, and the bloom is BIGGER than my entire hand!
|Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) 'Royal Red'|
|Joe Pye Weed|
|Coreopsis 'Lightning Flash'|
|Echinacea 'Hot Papaya'|
|Massive Pumpkin blossom in my son's veggie garden!|