After what seems like two months watching three Coreopsis 'Big Bang Redshift' in my back border develop a mass of buds, they've finally come into full bloom. However, what do I see when I stand on the backyard lawn and face the border? This:
It's a nice enough picture but most of the 'Big Bang Redshift' blooms in the back portion of the bed are turned away, pointing toward the hedge, the neighbor's yard, and the morning sun. To see the flowers as they should be seen, I had to march along the narrow dirt path that runs along the back of the border. Here's what you can see from that vantage point:
They don't turn their faces around as the sun moves west either. It's rather disappointing. However, as I wrote about here, sometimes you have to check out the b-side of the garden for the best view.