Two weeks away from the garden

While traveling on business (again) I am pleased to show photos of the garden that  have not been featured in recent weeks. As always, there will be plenty of work to do when I return.

While other coneflowers faded with less than ideal sunlight, Coconut Lime returns dependably despite being shade by a low branched evergreen.

While other coneflowers faded with less than ideal sunlight, Coconut Lime returns dependably despite being shade by a low branched evergreen.

This once variegated loosestrife has reverted to green. Beneath a dogwood and wide spreading Japanese maple it receives little sunlight, which limits it aggressive growth.

This once variegated loosestrife has reverted to green. Beneath a dogwood and wide spreading Japanese maple it receives little sunlight, which limits it aggressive growth.

This jumble of lilies and daisies inhabits a hidden corner beside the koi pond that can only be seen by pushing through Japanese maples and holly.

This jumble of lilies and daisies inhabits a hidden corner beside the koi pond that can only be seen by pushing through Japanese maples and holly.

Little Princess spirea is a pleasant shrub to fill spaces.

Little Princess spirea is a pleasant shrub to fill spaces.

Lion King is the latest blooming of the Japanese irises in the garden, flowering two weeks after others have faded.

Lion King is the latest blooming of the Japanese irises in the garden, flowering two weeks after others have faded.

This red daylily, probably Pardon Me, grows vigorously and flowers dependably despite more shade than I suppose that a daylily would prefer.

This red daylily, probably Pardon Me, grows vigorously and flowers dependably despite more shade than I suppose that a daylily would prefer.

The flower spike of pineapple lily is just beginning. In a few weeks it should be flowering just as I return.

The flower spike of pineapple lily is just beginning. In a few weeks it should be flowering just as I return.

Mountain mint is just beginning to flower, but too soon for pollinators to visit.

Mountain mint is just beginning to flower, but too soon for pollinators to visit.

Eternal Fragrance daphne is into its third (maybe fourth) flush of flowers. This will continue into early autumn.

Eternal Fragrance daphne is into its third (maybe fourth) flush of flowers. This will continue into early autumn.

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