The view from the back gate towards the front and this side faces south which receives hot sun all day. Mostly native plants in this area that do well with the heat and only water from Mother Nature.
My Lavender Cottage stepping stone displayed on the side bar has a pretty butterfly on it and it's right near the lavender hedge which can be seen below.
Blogger has a mind of its own today and won't centre some photos. The carpet roses along the walkway to the front look beautiful and keep blooming until fall.
Looking out to the street 'New Dawn' rose is climbing up the arbour.
The butterfly garden has several varieties of echinacea, this one is 'Sundown' which has the vibrant colours of a sunset.
'Primadonna' who is showing some funky green centres this year. All of this type I started from seed and it is very sturdy with big blossoms.
'Ice Ballet' swamp milkweed is planted as a host food for the monarch butterfly.
The white flowering 'Annabelle' hydrangea is on one corner at the front.
The pink form called 'Invincibelle' is on the other corner. She was just planted last year as one of my trial shrubs from Proven Winners and is not very big yet but...oh how I love the pink flowers.
I'm letting the knautia macedonia seed throughout the front border garden as it just keeps blooming even past when the frost has hit.
Cup plant, a tall native is easily recognized by the square stem and the cup the leaves form to hold water for passing insects.
After such a long tour, join me for some iced tea and a slice of pecan pie.