All three are quite tall and the daisies and black-eyed susans (rudbeckia) are drooping like crazy. I'll be moving the blacked-eyed susans and dividing the daisies. I will have to get some hoops/support for next year. The rudbeckia will probably be move to be behind this liatris:
Day lilies are going- but the deer have become more brazen and have eaten A LOT of the unopened flowers.
They've also gotten at the hostas in the shade bed. Partially, I wasn't around to diligently spray everything but it's been so hot, I just don't want to be outside gardening. I have so much weeding to do.
Threadleaf coreopsis growing well. Will divide next spring.
Only have a few asiatic lilies blooming by the deck in the back yard but they are so fragrant, you definitely get a lovely whiff when a breeze comes through:
These should only get bigger and multiply in the years to come.
Gladiolus are blooming:
I got a bag of mixed colors and planted the bulbs in April or May. This was my first time growing them. I may go through the trouble of digging them up after a killing frost and drying/saving them to plant next spring. I should probably mark the different colors now, as they bloom, to group them separately.
I planted a little jackmanii clematis root this spring in a pot. About a month ago I moved it to a permanent spot (where it will have full sun but the root ball will stay shaded/cool) and added a wire trellis. It has grown to be about 12 inches tall and there was one bloom:
That's okay- I'm just happy that it survived and took hold. I think (hope) next year it's going to be a lot bigger with more flowers. The birds just love the wire trellis- it's just perfect for their little bird feet to wrap around and perch on. Unfortunately, this means everything below is spotted with bird poop. Sigh- you can see it on the rocks behind the vine. Didn't see that coming. Oh well.