It's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day again and here are a few pics I took running around only the backyard yesterday. The county is ripping out part of my front and side walks to put in handicap stripping (yellow pad inserts with bumps) and new concrete edging to alert people that they are about to enter a busy street. It is NOISY and annoying on a day when I'd like to be out there in the garden - but luckily a fairly quick process and I'll have bright, shiny new sidewalk come Monday.
In the pot is a dwarf Buddleia I'm trialing. The sunflower is one I planted by my side fence and it keeps turning its head away from passers-by and in towards the fence. Shy? Or just bratty? The rest are perennials and self-sowers that are reliably turning my pond area into a jungle. The birds are loving it.