Early morning is my favorite time in the garden. Birds sing, bees buzz and most human-created noise is quiet.
Here’s a sampling of this morning, July 6, 2014.
A favorite color combination, purple and yellow, as displayed by the concurrent blooms of Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’ that wafts it’s sweet fragrance through the garden, and the day lily Hemerocallis ‘Going Bananas’.
Then there’s the lavender. I’m not 100% sure, but it’s likely ‘Hidcote’ or ‘Grosso’ … both grow well in my Connecticut gardens as long as they are not buried over the winter in shovels-full of snow.
Asiatic lilies are starting to put on a show. These are ‘Rosella’s Dream’.
Iris ensata, the last of my iris to bloom each year unless the reblooming variety manages to throw out a couple of late summer/early autumn blooms, completes this morning’s show.