OK, enough ugly garden pictures. Here’s the eye candy, or at least this is as much eye candy as I could muster. Artemesia, Spanish bluebells (which grow like weeds around here–I did not plant them), and hens.
Next, phlomis (aka Jerusalem sage) with the yellow flowers, centranthrus (Jupiter’s beard) with the pink flowers, and orange-flowered calendula. And artichoke to the right. When this area fills out in summer, it’s one of my favorite parts of the garden–nice variation in height and color, something always in bloom, and too densely-planted for a weed to so much as clear its throat.