I meant to post this on Monday but life got in the way. While the roses are throwing a party in the garden, the natives are just as beautiful. Iris virginica and Mockorange make a lovely combination. I grew these iris from seed from Prairie Moon Nursery. The color ranges from a very pale pink-violet
Oak-leaved hydrangea truly is a plant for every season. The light green quilted leaves are as beautiful as any flowers.
Not sure whether this is truly Eastern Gray Beardtongue or a hybrid with Gulf Coast Penstemon ~ to me it looks like it has traits of both, and is thriving in a place that is soaked after rains.
A Willowleaf/Hubricht's Amsonia hybrid, also grown from seed. This one has a faint sweet fragrance. I have finally figured out that one of my three big Hubricht's Amsonia is very sweetly fragrant (a lot like my mystery white iris) and will try to grow more of that from cuttings later on.
I need another Amsonia between the existing one and the huge Mockorange; I tried putting divisions of Iris virginica there but conditions were too dry. There is also a Hibiscus moscheutos (a beautiful pink one, grown from seed) coming up in the gap behind and to the right of the Amsonia.
This Coast azalea from Sunlight Gardens has been blooming such a long time, and what a delicious fragrance it has!
The wild Geranium maculatum from our farm. This is one of the toughest plants I have. It just goes underground for the year when the weather gets too hot and dry for it. Unfortunately I'm not sure if the one from the Botanical Garden is faring as well. I haven't seen it bloom this year.
Technically a native from the Southwest and not the Southeast, pink showy primrose dukes it out with Lemon Balm and Garlic Chives in the vegetable garden border and has taken over the sidewalk bed. Which is just as well because the voles, loving the loose sandy soil there, had eaten just about everything else.
Ozark Phlox (Phlox pilosa ssp. ozarkana) is blooming all over the garden east of the house after I moved divisions anywhere I could fit them last year.
With Clematis 'HF Young'
In the distance blooming with Coast Azalea.
These buttercups are likely a naturalized species from Europe but they are eye-catching growing in the corner of the neighbor's pasture.
The true stars of the garden are the False Indigos, which are deserving of their own post.
Baptisia alba with Amsonia hubrichtii
Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'
As always thank you Gail for Wildflower Wednesday.