Chicory are blooming along the roadsides, but their shades of blue are not the predominate color story in our landscape in these early days of July. The native viburnum are blooming and the wild edges of our property, the fields and back hill, are awash in white. Closer to the ground, another level of white, where the wild yarrow blooms. And in the garden, a large patch of white Arctic Daisies, seen here beside the buds of the orange daylily, is the social hub for honey bees and other nectar seekers.
Though white is predominate in the uncultivated areas, pink is making a statement in the garden. The faintest hint of pink colors the one blossom on a young black-lace elderberry bush, while nearby audacious splashes of pink cover the spirea.
The blanket flowers, so pretty in bud, are beginning to bloom in bold orange and yellow profusion. A single bloom of wild white campion has hidden herself away in their midst, echoing the white splendor of the viburnum in the wild edges.
photos by Aisling, July 6, 2008