Backyard blooms: Plants in flower this week

crocosmia and yarrow

It’s July, truly. The temperature isn’t as hot as it usually is, but the humidity is making well up for it. I’m glad I can rely on tough plants like Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ and yarrow (Achillea) ‘Cloth of Gold’ to keep things looking lively when I’m feeling precisely the opposite.

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Hope you are enjoying your gardening season, wherever you are.


Tiny aconity

Remember when I was fretting about whether my winter aconites would show up?

I noted when finally I saw one, in early March.tiny aconity

Guess what? Eventually, I had eight.

aconites among crocosmia

Here they are declining amongst the growing foliage of Crocosmia ‘Lucifer.’ But I write this to remind me next year, when I reach (predictably) my late-winter panic, that yes, there are in there. Have patience.