Welcome to the Jungle
My poor garden has been so neglected this year. First I didn't venture out because of all the rain. Then lately it's been sooo humid I just wasn't up to any physical labor.
I finally went out and weeded the front beds and pulled back the encroaching lawn.
I think it's time for a bit of dividing and maybe some re-thinking of what goes where, lol. I've really got to start planning and stop plopping.
Obviously I didn't get around to cutting back the dead stuff. In addition to the helenium, rudbeckia, dead daisies, echinacea and that tall rudbeckia (can't remember the name), right in the front you can see some irises, a bit of knautia, some dead allium heads in there, one or two foxglove seedheads sticking up, and bits of phlox peeking out (probably trying to look for help, lol).
Here's the same bed from another angle:
Here you see some ratty campanula, some phlox, echinacea, even rattier monarda, and that tall rudbeckia again, which has to be over six feet tall - very cool (I'm thinking Herbstonne, but I know I started this from seed and I didn't start Herbstonne...)
And this is the bed I worked on. You can only imagine what the other beds look like this year. I don't dare show my vegetable garden lol.
Well, I guess I know what I'll be bringing to the swap, lol.