To the left is a shot of some lupines (Lupinus sp.) in our formal perennial garden with ornamental onions (Allium 'Globemaster') behind them. With the heat, the ornamental onions are going fast but that works out well for us as we'll be cutting them down soon as they go dormant so we can overplant that space with seasonals or other plants.
We have a big work day this Saturday and I hope to put in about 30,000 annuals or so. I'll need 40 people but am optimistic for the weather and the turnout. We'll be planting a lot of our blue and orange theme around the entrance garden. This should be a very successful volunteer opportunity and I look forward to the palpable progress out in the gardens. This "sea" of forget-me-nots (Myosotis) in the Scottish garden is just finishing up. Still lots of color out there though!