June. Papaver orientale 'Helen Elisabeth'. I planted this one and gave my friend Kathleen the other one. Our daughters, Helen and Elisabeth, have been friends since birth.
Lupines plant themselves.
The daylily, Hemerocallis, comes from Asia. I love H. lilioasphodelus, the Lemon Lily, which has a sweet scent.
The blue irises also have a sweet scent. My dear neighbor Bettie, who passed away many years ago, gave me these from her garden.
Iris siberica and Rosa rugosa, also both Asian imports.
July in the garden. More daylilies. I love these orange ones. You see them blooming by the roadside all over Maine.
Monarda or bee balm, a North American native, Echinops (globe thistle, native to Europe and central Asia) and hollyhock (Alcea, another import from Asia).
I grow antique roses, mostly from the nineteenth century. Roses that Napolean's wife Josephine would have grown. Also known as Old Garden Roses.
Belle Isis. Rene d'Anjou.
Konigin von Danemark.
Duchess de Montebello.
Happy July everyone!