sail ho! here comes the sun!

We got the shade sails up just in time for mid-80s temps (about 27C).  Big Mister is the ladder guy and could thoroughly do without these dang things, but he helps me anyway.  The shade sail is made by Coolaroo and I recommend them highly!

shade sail and hops keep the west side cooler

On the south side, we have a pergola that is filling beautifully with more shade-providing hops!

pergola with hops on south side. purple campanula going nuts!

And here come the prickly globe thistles, rising above the bed of non-prickly foliage and flowers!

Globe thistles coming on (Echinops exalatus)–will be blue!
The pink is scented phlox and the purple is campanula.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jude
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 09:22:07

    Ah that wonderful sunshine!

    Reply

  2. IsobelandCat
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 05:25:55

    Pretty!

    Reply

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