A new blush of yellow roses

 June 22, and the yellow roses are blooming on the arbor again. Even more beautiful than they were this spring. I've enjoyed cutting a few to bring inside.

Before, During, and After 1

(We removed a non-working hot tub before starting the project.
Ken later built our huge potting bench using the salvaged wood.)






Garden Closeups

Ken took my little camera out to the garden this evening and came back with these. I don't know why I can't get the same camera to take such great shots, but I'm not complaining.

A new coneflower we planted last year.
Lead plant has such beautiful blooms and interesting leaves. We love the contrast of its blueish color to the green grasses, too.
The bee balm (Wild Bergamot) is just starting to pop open.
We're so happy to have Wooly Verbena coming back. Hardly any came up last year, but it's making a comeback this year.
Our purple coneflowers are coming on nicely.
We call False Sunflower (Heliopsis) "Old Faithful." This flower has been our most loyal standby since we sowed the wildflower mix. It blooms early, all season long, and profusely.