Blue and yellow are such a fabulous color combination and the bumblebees are making sure I notice how beautifully their fuzzy yellow abdomens compliment the purplish blue of my delphiniums!
I love this time of year — July — when our garden is filled with little vignettes of beautiful colors, textures and shapes. The bees are hard at work collecting nectar from the many insect-friendly flowers like delphinium, day lilies, roses, thyme, honeysuckle and marguerites. Midsummer is a glorious time for a garden. After our rainy June, this month is hot and sunny, just right for sensual flowering — and nectar gathering.
That’s Creeping Bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides) in the photo above — I hate it, though I have to admit the blossoms are pretty. This stuff takes over!
Here is a gallery of some of the different variations of delphiniums we have growing in our garden.
And finally, one of my favorite garden beds even though the “weeds” are taking over … I love the different textures and subtle colors going on here. Buffalo Sage, Blue Oat Grass, Daisies and way too many of that Creeping Bellflower. Oh well, it’s sure pretty.