It's easy to see why I love the Rudbeckia flower...
This summer, rain has been the constant companion of the garden. So unlike most years, when we are praying for a little rain in June and July.
The stems and foliage are almost waist high to me.
The variegated foliage of the canna gives the garden a tropical look.
My flowers gardens always include daylilies. They give so much for so little care. The blooms only last for one day, with a single stem producing four or five buds. The stem then provides beauty with another bloom, for each following day.
Another faithful flower is the chrysanthemum. If pinched back, after the early blooms, you will get another showing in the Fall.
And last....my favorite, the Daisy.
To The Daisy by William Wordsworth
In youth from rock to rock I went
From hill to hill, in discontent
Of pleasure high and turbulent,
Most pleas'd when most uneasy,
But now my own delights I make,
My thirst at every rill can slake,
And gladly Nature's love partake
of thee, sweet Daisy!