It's a jumble out there. Rain and more rain at this tall stage of the game has caused a lot of floppage. Rain or not, that is pretty much the norm in the tall flower meadow. Flowers for Bloom Day are strewn throughout the mess.
Gloriosa Daisy, Mexican Hat and Queen Anne's Lace line the driveway.
A little closer look at the Mexican Hat, Ratibida columnifera. They go from pure yellow to almost completely dark orange with all manner of patterns in between. If their second year is any indication I may have a new weed.
A large drift of Shasta Daisy blooms. I could easily fit in a drift four times this size. I think I will.
It's a jumble from one end to the other. Strolling the ridge top garden now can even make my head spin. It is easy to tell I have not been spending hardly any time at all working over there since I moved.
Stay focused on the pretty Beebalm flower. It will calm my nerves.
There are purple coneflowers too.
They tend to be lone specimens just randomly hanging out.
The native annual Campanula americana pretty much decides on it own where it will appear in the jumble. You don't even know it is there until it blooms because the plant looks so much like so many other things that all look pretty much the same.
Echinops - Eryngium bannaticus, which is it? I am finding it under both names. I am having trouble finding it behind the very tall chicory. It's hidden in the jumble. Echinops. Echinops wins the most search listings.
The daylilies are winding down on July's Bloom day.
While a garden's bones grow along the lower property line. These new grass divisions have stayed head high with the surrounding tall flower meadow. This kind of vigor is needed in the jumble. They will fit right in.
Out there in the jumble meadow a Bloom Day is found. You can find more at Carol's of May Dreams drought stricken headquarters.
I would be fine now with a day without rain. The baby shrubberies that are growing to become a garden's structure thank you, but lets not let this jumble get out of hand.