|Aruncus dioicus, Astrantia, and Wayside King Royale|
The camellias are done, the rhodies are in mid-bloom, and the early perennials are starting their show, like the goatsbeard and red astrantia above, with a favorite daylily, Wayside King Royale. I really enjoy the goatsbeard—I never have to do anything for it except cut down the dead plume stalks during cleanup, it doesn't make babies, and it seems to be staying pretty much the same size, leaving room for its neighbors. I don't have many combinations here as nice as this one.
|Nicotiana and Salvia Vista Purple|
|Temporary shade for new starts|
It's really nice to have so much nice weather to enjoy my garden before the real heat arrives.