Verbena bonariensis (a name that always makes me smile - Bonariensis refers to Buenos Aires, but if you leave off the last syllable, it sounds just like "bon à rien" which means "good for nothing" in French). It certainly is a very good plants which looks best towering above shorter ones. Here it is not perennial but self seeds.
Oenothera missouriensis is still putting out a few blooms.
Many annuals are at their best. Although this pot suffered a bit while we were away.
|White and blue "Love in a Mist"|
A plant that is not supposed to be hardy in our climate, but which does survive quite well, an Agapanthus species.
This Clematis, "Queen of Holland" is, of all my plants, the one that blooms the longest. It truly stays covered with blooms all summer.
|Clematis "Queen of Holland"|
An other long bloomer is Coreopsis grandiflora. My cultivar is "Domino".
This is an unidentified phlox cultivar we call "Mrs Riley". Mrs Riley was a friend of Lorne's mother, she gave her this phlox in the 1950s. It is a small-flower, old-fashioned variety.
|Phlox "Mrs Riley"|
Finally, some cyclamens. I have tried many species of cyclamens but the one that does best in this garden is Cyclamen purpurascens. First it likes our alkaline soil, and second it blooms in summer. I also have coum, and it does bloom, but you have to remove the snow to see it!