|Nothing says Kansas like our glorious sunflowers!
|A favorite combo: day lilies with sea lavender, Limonium platyphyllum.
The wind is blowing, the temperature is rising and the air conditioner is humming.
|Russian sage begins to bloom in the background.
Maintenance in the garden means pulling a few weeds, keeping a vigilant eye for the ever encroaching bermuda grass which is never fazed, no matter how hot it gets. I also deadhead spent blooms, sometimes distributing them to places where I would mind some volunteer seedlings next year.
|This is a new day lily, a gift from a friend's garden.
|Day lilies have so many variations.
|Vivid orange makes a bold statement.
|Yellow day lilies blooms by the fence.
|A bee visits a zinnia.
|Gold yarrow, Achillea filipendulina, blooms near an old farm implement.
|The Rose of Sharon shrub has a pure white flower.