June is busting out all over, and it's too hot to be outside right now, so it's time to celebrate some of the garden's more colorful characters. First, of course, is my beloved physocarpus, in this case "Summer Wine" fronted with "Zagreb" coreopsis and assorted not-yet-blooming perennials.
In front of physocarpus "Coppertina" is "Sunset" coneflower, the first fancy one I've managed not to kill.
The front stoop sports a pot of "Honeysong Pink" salvia and a burgundy petunia whose name I can't remember.
|"Honeysong Pink" close-up|
Of course, for sheer exuberant color, it's hard to beat the old-fashioned ditch lily
although the "Nosferatu" daylily purchased on sale last week is certainly trying.