This is another rudebekia version the lady sold me at my local greenhouse. Once again, she said it was a perennial, but I'll believe it if it comes back next winter. I love the fall colors of this one, but it didn't grow quite as large as the previous one I showed you.
Sunday, August 20, 2023
My Summer Perennial Garden
As summer begins to wind down and the kiddos are all heading back to school, I thought I'd better snap to it and show you photos of my summer perennial garden before it's time for a fall tour.
Let's begin the tour shall we. Some photos were taken at the end of June, some around the 4th of July, and the rest were recently taken, but the garden has changed so much already as now everything is already starting to yellow, brown, and fade away and the yard is mostly filled with Black Eyed Susans.
Early July is when the tall Asiatic Lilies are in bloom...just in time for the 4th of July.
In front of the shed I have a large Endless Summer Hydrangea. Mine blooms pink instead of blue because of the soil.
The purple coneflower, day lilies, and Bee Balm also bloom about this time.
I didn't include these late spring blooming Delphiniums in my Spring Perennial Garden post, so I'm including them now.
I have a shade loving hydrangea that I just love! I've been able to dig up and divide this plant a lot as it sends out runners. Hopefully someday I'll have even more of this beauty in my yard.
A self seeding bellflower that's really overtaken my shade garden, but that's ok as it is so pretty!
Year after year the spirea bushes never stop showing off their beautiful blooms. If only they would stop self-seeding everywhere though!
This sun-loving plant was quite the show stopper this year! It is called "Rose Campion".
Every year I try something different with my front yard garden bed. It's a mix of annuals and perennials. This year I did a wild mix of rudebekias, zinnias, and begonias. Nothing matches, but it's very colorful and cheerful.
I purchased this rudebekia variety at my local greenhouse. The lady that sold it to me swears it's a perennial. I have my doubts. But it was definitely a show-stopper this year, and if it doesn't come back next spring, I'm still buying more because it looked gorgeous all summer long.
This is the red version of purple coneflower. I LOVE this plant! I recommend buying it if you see it at your local nursery. It is so hardy, and blooms most of the summer. It's just stunning!
This is the other end of the same front garden bed. Here I have my pond, which sits right underneath my kitchen window. I love to watch all the birds and animals come here and get a drink while I do the dishes.
A lovely creamy yellow daylily with purple coneflower and phlox in the distance.
There were so many butterflies in my yard this year! It seemed the entire yard was filled with flying colors! I love how this one matches the colors in the zinnia.
We had a drought this spring, so unfortunately most of my seeded zinnias didn't even germinate. But I did get a few like the next two beauties.
I love the sherbet colors of this one!
A soft pink day lily.
These bright red day lilies that lined my walk way were show stoppers this year!
A white coneflower.
Sunflowers planted by the birds. I never pull a sunflower, even if it grows in the most ridiculous spot. I just can't bring myself to do it.
Even when plants and bushes stop blooming, they leave so much interest and color behind in their seeds. I love the seed heads of this Viburnum bush.
Black eyed Susans with phlox in the background.
This is my septic mound where I have mostly wild orange day lilies growing so hubby doesn't have to mow it and I don't have to give it much attention.
I do have other things growing on this mound like Black Eyed Susans and other types of day lilies.
Here is the same mound looking the opposite direction back at the house.
There is a lot of phlox on this mound too. The deer are always eating it, which I actually don't mind, because they eat it early in the spring which causes the plant to bloom on shorter stems.
A white Asiatic Lily
Yellow Asiatic lilies mixed with red Bee Balm.
Pink Day Lily
And finally, the annuals in pots in my back patio. I just realized I never showed ya'll my newly renovated back patio. I have just been so behind on my blogging. I don't know why, but I'm having trouble keeping up with this blog. I use to post 3-5 times a week, and now it's a miracle if I do one post a week. My life hasn't changed, so it must be my energy level. I have so many home renovations, travel, and lifestyle posts I want to share. Oh well...someday!
I hope you enjoyed my summer perennial garden tour, hopefully I'll be able to come back with one more garden post this fall but I wouldn't hold your breath. 😂
Have A Great Day! Amy
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