The A2Z Garden - June 30

Foundation Garden

Lavender "Mumstead".

The Cottage Garden

verbena, pentas and heliotrope and a butterfly

snapdragons (Antirrhinum "Rocket"), hyssop (Agastache "Acapulco Rose"), larkspur (Delphinium "Blue Butterfly"), bachelor button  (Centurea montana), yarrow (Achillea "Coronation Gold").

Different angle of the plants above.

Close up of a velvety red snapdragon.

Spider flower (Cleome "Sparkler Rose"). This brand new cultivar is shorter than the general species making it better suited to a small garden.

View from the curb. million bells, verbena, pentas, heliotrope.

Campanula "Birch Hybrid".  This low growing plant was newly planted in between the rocks that border my garden. Hopefully, by next year, it will have taken off.

Butterfly garden

Stoke's aster (Stokesia laveis "Bluestone")

tickseed (Coreopsis "Zagreb") and butterfly weed (Asclepias "Hello Yellow")

Yarrow (Achillea milleflorium "Summerwine"). Just starting to bloom.

Bee balm (Monarda didyma "Raspberry Wine") completely decimated by the horsemint caterpillar. I cut down almost every blossom.


Morning Cloak, just hanging out on my Rhododendrum. This butterfly is particularly long lived (almost a year).

Silver Spotted Skipper sipping at a Pentas (thanks to the lovely people at the Gardenweb Butterfly forum for iding these butterflies)