The echinacea is still blooming, but you can see shoots of Dutch Iris coming up nearby. And beyond that, yarrow that never bloomed this year. That must mean this bed is shadier than ever.
We get pine needle drop at this time of year. What a mess, covering pots of succulents, campanula, sweet woodruff, and other things, and hanging from the branches of the rhododendron. If I had any grandchildren around I’d pay them to collect needles.
Here is some kind of salvia that is at the peak of bloom right now. It doesn’t mind some shade, and grows near columbines.
My Swiss chard is ready to pick. I’d like to make a tart with it, such as I ate once at an Italian restaurant. Has anyone a recipe for something like that?