Summer should bring languid times enjoying the high summer peak of the garden. If we don’t actually take time to enjoy the beauty of a summer perennial border, we garden for naught.
It is the peak of perennial season in the much of the country, and this Minnesota garden is full of the native flowers that make American gardens special. Looking through this pergola we see a border in full bloom.
Purple cone flowers are a photographer’s dream – stately, sturdy, and sumptuous to look at. They grabbed my eye looking through this pergola, matched with Monarda; and the structure gave me a perfect framing tool.
Looking through the opening to the border gives a sense of intimacy, as if you are relaxing inside enjoying the view. I want to be there. I am – even though some call this work…