Coneflowers, daisies, russian sage, grasses...must be late July in the garden. I was surprised how many gardeners in the Twin Cities were making good use of these stalwarts, and black-eyed susans, phloxes, and daylilies in their front yards. Maybe with such a brutal winter northern gardeners feel the need to publicly celebrate in the summer.
This photo is from our garden. The bamboo stakes are for some dahlias with aspirations. This area needs some tidying now and then but is pretty undemanding for such a good show.