June is a great time to observe textures in the garden
before it becomes so overgrown you can't see anything but plants.
Like this dainty pink soapwort, a delicate contrast with gravel and stone.
Ostrich ferns are fresh and feathery in June.
In the mile-high sun of July they'll soon be turning brown and crispy.
These airy columbine stand out against a dry stream bed and brick path.
Some old mill stones topped by an unusual rock add hardscape interest to lush landscaping.
Garden textures really show up when leaves are backlit by the sun.
Wispy love-in-a-mist seems to float in the air.
A copper rain chain contrasts with purple larkspur flowers and seed pods.
Delicate orange poppy petals are striking against blue Turkish veronica.
Denver Bronco colors!
Ahem. Have I mentioned the Broncos won the Super Bowl this year?
This little chickadee in my fountain almost looks like a soft water color.
Before your garden is crowded with blooms, take a moment to observe and savor its textures.
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