The garden is looking great right now. That's because the garden all-stars are in bloom.
Geranium "Rozanne" narrowly escaped the compost heap last year. It didn't look like much for most of the summer season but this year it's a massive mound of blooms.
Another view of "Rozanne." Her remarkable comeback earns this geranium a spot on the all-star list.
The astilbe have been all-stars from the day they were planted, bringing colour to a semi-shady section of the garden. I'm glad I snapped this photo. The blooms were all flattened today in a massive rainstorm.
Liatris fulfill my need for tall, spikey, purplish plants. In fact, tall, spikey and purplish automatically puts a plant in the running for all-star status.
The globe thistle looks great even before it is in full bloom. I think if you stare at this photo long enough, you might have a psychedelic experience.
The globe thistle provides the backdrop for the all-star of all the all-stars: the purple coneflower. What an extraordinary flower. I can't get enough and if I had the space, I would plant a whole field of them. What a sight that would be. Until I get my field, I'll just enjoy my all-stars doing what they do best.