Late June on the Hellstrip

Campanula, Indian Blanket, Cornflower, Coreopsis tinctoria, Daisy, Black Eyed Susan, Larkspur, California Poppy, and Candytuft. #hellstripgardening

The Hellstrip becomes a living rainbow – a riot of color and life. Flame red Indian Blankets (Gaillardia pulchella) burst through the fading milkweed blossoms. A mature Asclepias tuberosa is enchantingly bright and beautiful.

Towards the east end of the strip, a large cluster of bright white daisies seem to look at us with cheerful yellow eyes. The whiteness of the daisies pairs nicely with the Black Eyed Susans – rich gold petals and chocolate brown centers. Vibrant Cornflowers and iridescent Larkspur provide nice pops of bright blue color. Small bouquets of Candytuft and tall stalks of bell like Campanula fill the garden with purple accents. A small patch of Coreopsis tinctoria is a delight with its ruddy centers and sunshine colored petals. A few bright orange California poppies contrast with the blue Cornflowers.

The Hellstrip garden is a chaotic cacophony of sights, sounds, and scents. Flowers, insects, and birds seem to revel together under the warm summer sun.

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