My marigolds are looking so pretty. I love marigolds. They always do great and will last the entire summer as long as you deadhead them.
These black hollyhocks are really pretty, but they are like mint, if you will let them, they will take over. I had forgotten that I had planted this mauve colored lilly so it was a surprise when it bloomed!
The plant on the left is a new one for this year. It is a perennial called "Love in a Mist". I think it is a very fitting name. Purple cone flowers are one of my favorites.
I am a little disappointed with my dahlias. They are a very pretty color, but no where near as large a bloom as advertised. Since my favorite color is purple, I love the bloom of this deep purple butterfly bush.
Nikko Blue hydrangeas are such a impressive large bloom! Here is the little walkway beside the pool house. I added some geraniums and verbenas in pots for this area.
Now let's walk over to the vegetable garden and see what is growing in there.
Cucumbers are my very favorite. I plant lots of these! The yellow summer squash is very prolific as well. I have frozen several quarts of this variety called "Butter stick".
But this is my grand prize! A red tomato before the 4th of July! I actually picked it this morning and it is residing in my macaroni salad as we speak! So how is your garden growing?