Despite my neglect, stuff is growing and blooming.
|Cupplant (Silphium perfoliatum)
|Cupplant (Silphium perfoliatum) - up close
|Sweet Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa)
|Ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata)
|Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium)
|Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
|Prairie Blazingstar (Liatris pycnostachya)
|Prairie Blazingstar (Liatris pycnostachya) with bee
Also because of the heat and my bum hip, the front yard is not in much better shape than the back. Ordinarily, I am a weeder and a mulcher, but this year I am also a sprayer, as there is a patch of poison ivy I literally don't want to touch, growing under the gold mop. Despite my efforts, my hip is just getting worse, so once mowing season is over, I will probably get in line for a replacement. It's hell getting old.