I love lupines! Ours bloom here in early summer. And I remember the dahlias my grandmother used to grow. They got as big as dinner plates! One of my favorite summer bloomers is the purple coneflower. You can see some of mine here...http://www.flickr.com/photos/8800885@N06/7866289620/in/photostream
From Jaana: That photo is from early July, now even the last ones are done blooming.From Kia: These were huge also, I had never seen Dahlias as big and pretty as them.Thanks for sharing your coneflower photo!
beautiful flowers girls
Thank you, Deb!
I love lupines but haven't yet been successful in growing them in my gardens.
From Jaana: Overhere lupines are very invasive, to the point of posing a threat to some of our native plants.
Beautiful images. What a great idea for a blog. Love seeing the comparisons. Look forward to seeing more. :)
Thank you for your sweet comment, Becs! We'd love to have you play along sometime. :)