There are a number of new flowers in bloom since I visited the garden with my camera nearly three weeks ago as the 'seasons in the garden' continue to unfold. And some of these are favourites of mine.
Here is Helenium. This striking flower looks best from underneath, with the sun shining through. It's a fascinating mixture of colour, from yellow to orange to red.
And this is the view from above - what a difference! But with that red colour underneath, this is definitely one of my favourites.
One of our small yellow clematis vines now in bloom.
And we have quite a few coneflowers. This one, about 5 feet tall and a light and airy plant, seems to spread well by seed - so much so that we dig it out of the main garden to prevent it taking over. But there are now isolated splashes of this light yellow in several spots in the meadow.
This one, which at first glance looks almost the same, is quite a different plant, heavy and coarse, and nearly 8 feet tall. We have three large clumps of it, but it has never spread at all from those clumps - the clumps just get larger.
An interesting close-up of the same plant.
I thought we had lost this red coneflower, but it was just later blooming, and is now looking bright under the apple tree.
And we have lots of the pink/purple varieties, which seem to spread a bit each year. I thought the colour in the garden would be fading a bit into late August, but it really just changes as the season gets more like fall.