The neighborhood has gotten so pretty! It has been hot, and if people water enough, their flowers are just going nuts.
There are about a zillion varieties of dahlias, and they are all beautiful. Some of them grow taller than my head, and others are little guys about six inches tall. They all grow from potato-like rhizomes and I think I’ll put some in my garden next year.
Cone flowers are another plant that can be stunningly tall and showy. They have really prickly centers and petals that flop like skirts.
AND when you have coneflowers, dahlias, and sculpture all together in front of a delightful old house, it’s even better!