By Kim Charles

Echinops - globe thistle

Jeff Calton is enjoying the ebbs and flows of bloom time in his southern garden.

"It is high summer in Tennessee. Hot, humid and things are growing rampantly.  Some color has gone and new ones take their place with changes everyday. 

I think I have a water hose permanently attached to my hand now."

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Central bed

Tropicana canna

Central bed

Colocasia, hydrangea & ricinus

Hemerocallis 'Hyperion'

Liatris, lavender and muhly grass

Patio bed

Taxodium distichum 'Peve Minaret', agapanthus

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