Helianthus 'Maximillian'. This is a prolific self seeder and perennial sunflower. It does great in a prairie style garden or wild garden. If you are the type who likes a nice and tidy garden, be prepared to weed it out. Friends of mine love it and Judie and Phil have it growing to about 10 feet tall! It tolerates shade but will be shorter and is very reliable. I snip mine to keep them short and the shade helps too.
Unknown and confused azalea. Several of these are blooming. I had issues with them this time last year and added Bayer Systemic Tree and Shrub Care in the fall. I think it has worked wonders as the foliage is nice and healthy.
'Mystic Spires' Salvia and Coneflowers. You can see the verbena bonarienis stems growing up through the flowers. This self seeder planted itself there; which is fine with me since it is such a light and airy plant.
Night blooming Jimsonweed in the same garden as pictured above, just a further away picture.
Sweet alyssum, again in the same garden as pictured in the above two pictures.
'Goldsturm', going by but still blooming in some areas. Mostly the shady areas.
'Matrona' Sedum (Thank you Frances!)
'Cape May' fuschia. Also known as Devils Tears in Maine; where I purchased this plant. It is not hardy in Tennessee.
Jewelweed (A post forthcoming on this super terrific and fun wildflower in my garden).
'Miss Huff' lantana. A reputed hardy lantana for here in my zone 6/7 garden. I have cuttings just in case it does not return.
Hardy cyclamen. I should have taken off the flash as white does not photograph so well with the flash.
Angel Wing begonia.
'Fireball' hibiscus. Note the red/maroon color foliage. I am liking the hardy hibiscuses so far. I should really add some more.
Impatiens. These were markdown purchases stuck in some hanging pots. They are doing so well.
Russian Sage with coneflowers.
Canna (Thanks Phil and Judie!)
Azalea again. Still confused.
Cushion mums started from cuttings last summer. They have been in the ground all year and will be stunning.
Also Blooming but not pictured:
Ornamental grasses, Toad lilies, Marigolds, Pinks, Catmint, Salvia, Summer Snowflake Viburnum, Zinnias, Melampodium, Toad flax, Baby's Breath,a few Hollyhocks, Cosmos, Caster Beans, Torenia, Chocolate Eupatorium, Butterfly bushes, some Crepe Myrtles, crocosmia, Japanese anemones, the Fairy rose, coreopsis, 4 O'Clocks.
Sweet Autumn Clematis. Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue', Daylilies, Dill, Parsley, Agastache, Joe Pye weed,
in the garden....