This mountain climate, which is normally is quite harsh, has worsened the past few years with the drought. Each year, I am happy to find a few hardy survivors in my little flower bed. The daisies, prosaic though they may be, are my favorites.
They have made it through quite a few winters. I'll try separating this batch in the fall.
The daylilies will never die, I'm sure. They were here when we moved in.
Looks like there will be a huge crop this year. I must have taken a clue from it with my recent pattern giveaway. I awarded the promised prizes, then decided to give everyone a prize. It was fun, easy, and not too extravagant, thanks to my stash and the Ravelry gift program. I enjoyed it so much, I will have to repeat it when I have another pattern to give away. Thanks to everyone who participated!
I honestly don't remember the name of this flower, but it is my most prolific.
The butterflies like it too.
This yarrow, which was a gift from my neighbor, is huge. I understand why she pulled a bunch of hers out.
But I'm a happy recipient. It smells lovely.
I spent awhile trying to get a good photo of the cute spots on these delphiniums. I just bought them this year and was pleasantly surprised when I noticed the spots while I was planting them. I didn't see them in the shady nursery.
Another thing I didn't see was the worm in the flower. When I reviewed the pictures on the camera while I sat in the garden, there it was. I rushed back to the flower, but I couldn't find the worm. He's a lucky one.