Not much blooming here as we roll into mid-August. I guess we’re all spent from the summer heat. All of us except for this long-legged beauty. Echinops ritro also known as Globe Thistle. You gotta’ love auto-correct. It wanted to make it “Chinos writer”… I know plenty of writers who wear chinos but they’re not in my garden!
The progression from bud to bloom.
It has reseeded itself all over my back nursery bed. Obviously, it likes it here.