Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Midsummer Garden: Daylilies, Phlox, and Purple Coneflower

Hello! As most of my regular readers already know, I have been posting pictures of my garden as it changes through the gardening season. I have already posted pictures and stories of my Early Spring Garden, Mid-Spring Garden, Late Spring Garden, and Early Summer Garden. Today I am posting pictures of what my garden looks like in the Middle of the Summer when it is in Full Peak and probably the most beautiful of all. Here's a view of what my yard looks like from the road above. That is my garden shed below.

This is a Hydrangea Bush. I couldn't believe how huge the blossoms were! I wish I could have had some one's hand or head in the picture to show you the scale; but I was alone at the time of photographing. The angel statue is quite large, if that helps give you some perspective on how big those blooms are.

A close up of my garden shed. The Black Eye'd Susans are just beginning to bloom, they last for about a month.

Here's a side view of that same garden.

This is my favorite Hosta Bed.

And this is my favorite Hosta. I love the Chartreuse color of the leaves.

The Purple Coneflower is in full bloom now.

A close up of the Purple Liatrus.

These are common orange daylilies grown in mass on my septic mound.

Daylilies are one of my favorite perennials. They are so low maintenance, they multiply beautifully, and the range of color is amazing. I have so many different varieties in my yard, it would be impossible to show them all to you, but here are some close ups of my favorites:

I hope you enjoyed seeing pictures of my Mid-Summer Garden. It's sad to think were at the peak of the garden season now, and soon everything will be coming to an end. Our summers in Wisconsin are way too short.

Have a great day! Amy


  1. It must be wonderful to live like this, gorgeous!!!! Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs Ageeth xx

  2. Soooo Gorgeous Amy. These pictures should be in a magazine. So beautiful and peaceful looking. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. wow, your gardens are put in a lot of work, it is so gorgeous....thanks so much for sharing!

    enjoy *~*

  4. WOW I don't know how you do it all ... your 'grounds' are just GORGEOUS! I wished I had to property to do this sort of thing ... but there too ... I probably don't have enough energy to do all of this! JUST BEAUTIFUL AMY!!

  5. I am so jealous.. I LOVE your garden. It is so green. I used to live in IL and my yard looked just like this. Now I live in NC and I can't even grow a weed right. The soil here is terrible. Gorgeous pictures. Makes me a good way.

  6. WOW, you are so blessed with great land and rain to be able to grow such a gorgeous garden!! I live in the "high dessert" of Central Oregon and not much will grow here but sage brush and junipers. YUCK! I do have a couple of above ground planters that my hubby built and they are full of petunias. And we are trying to grow pumpkins this year. Our veggie garden didn't do much the last 2 years. So bummed. Your pictures indeed look straight out of a magazine--how beautiful!!


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