July is sort of a down time in my garden, which is either as it should be or a sign I need to plant more phlox.
I think I'm going to go with 'more phlox.'
This is 'Franz Schubert.' 'Franz' is the loveliest pale blue-lilac imaginable, and my photos do it no justice.
There are also daylilies, notably 'Druid's Chant' and 'Barbary Corsair.' They hadn't opened today's blooms yet when I was out with the camera this morning, but here are some photos from past years:
Perhaps the prettiest thing in the garden this morning is actually the furthest past its prime:
Oakleaf hydrangeas are among the most worthwhile shrubs, for just this reason. They are always doing something beautiful.
There's also a bit of this going on:
and some of this as well: