|This simple cosmos is home to some garden drama.
|A self-sown sunflowers lifts its head to the sun.
|The border bursts with color.
|Even after many years, these lilies still catch me with surprise.
|I have divided this plant many times and have it throughout the garden.
|Hibiscus are at home at the tropics...and the Kansas prairies.
Large, exotic hibiscus blooms add bright exclamation points throughout the garden. They are sturdy plants and have the endured heat and drought with valor. This year hasn't been quite so harsh and so their bloom has been especially lovely. Each flower is huge measuring six to ten inches at least and lasts but one day so they make each day count.
|Tansy with its button flowers and pungent scent blooms near daylilies.
|The purple phlox is thriving with extra moisture this year. It has a lovely scent.
|Tiger Lilies add a vibrant splash of orange to the garden.
|I planted these cosmos from seed this year.