This lily is one of my favorite flowers of the entire year. I stop and look at it frequently while gardening.
The bed in the side yard. Purple Bee Balm on the left with Cabbage Leaved Rudbeckia in front of it. Daisies and Black-Eyed Susans in the center, and the lily with Petunias and Bunny-Tail grass on the right.
A volunteer sunflower which came up on its own in one of the flowerpots on the deck. I'm glad I took this picture because it fell over in a thunderstorm the next day.
The side yard from another angle. The lily is done blooming.
Another one of my favorite flowers, though I don't know its name. We've had it since we moved from our previous house (along with about 20 to 30 pots of other plants). I call it the pie plate hibiscus.
It has one problem. It starts blooming when the Japanese Beetles arrive, and it's a favorite of theirs. They actually crawl into the buds and eat holes in them before they even start blooming.
I still love it, though.
A small, white hibiscus with nasturtiums.
The second bloom for the Delphinium. Cleome (Spider Flower) in the back, Lady in Red Salvia behind the Delphinium, and a Cone Flower in the lower right hand corner.