One of my neighbors is the orchid curator at the BBG and I asked him if our mystery plant might possibly be an orchid. He said: Good call Barbara; ’tis an orchid. It is Epipactis helleborine a Eurasian native that is increasingly common in Brooklyn and around the country: https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/an-orchid-disguised-as-a-weed/
A friend (the same one who gave me the irises and many of our lilies) gave me some cucumber vines this year – and they’re making cucumbers!
The vines are beautiful, climbing up the fence and blooming lavishly. And every flower becomes a cucumber. Can you see the little baby one in the second picture growing where the flower is drying up?
The only new wildflower is the Joe Pye weed, just coming into bloom near the masses of bee balm:
As for our exotic lilies… ready, set, GLOW!!!
The garden is having a good summer!