Thursday, July 28, 2011

Orange and Yellow In The Garden

Yellows and oranges - especially yellows - are very prominent in my late July garden. One could say that is mainly due to large drifts of rudbeckia; and that's true, but there are others as well. Come along and I'll show you. Above, a washtub filled with yellow and orange zinnias sits to the left of butterfly weed in my border gardens.



The honeysuckle is blooming for the second time this year.


This is a stunning daylily in soft orange with a deeper orange or pink-toned eye.


Marigolds


Here's a close-up of the butterfly weed.


Nasturtiums, which are edible
They taste "peppery" to me and look beautiful on a salad.


Lantana


Echinacea Big Sky series 'Sundown'


A two-toned Rudbeckia


Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm'


Ratibida pinnata (Yellow coneflower)


Rudbeckia 'Prairie Sun'
2003 AAS Winner


Rudbeckia 'Lemon-a-peel'


Rudbeckia 'Indian Summer'
1995 AAS Winner


Spaghetti squash blossoms


Echinacea Big Sky series 'Harvest Moon'


Coreopsis


Snapdragon


Hemerocallis 'Frans Hals
I adore this two-toned daylily!


Porcupine grass, green with yellow


Lillium species 'Leightlinii'


Hemerocallis 'Double River'

Now, a few views from above. If you were to compare these photos with ones from 2-3 weeks ago, you'd notice a very visible color change, from pinks and purples to yellows and oranges. The garden is ever changing, every day, every season, every year...


Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' in the border garden, east side. Oops! I left my gardening buckets in the photo!













Yes, we are CERTIFIED.
That is, we have an official wildlife habitat on our property. For information on how you can certify your wildlife habitat, click here.


Experiment with orange and yellow in your garden. Hot colors that look great together and also pair well with red, even purple.


I'm linking up with Tootsie at Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday - I missed you all last week as I was on vacation. Good to be home again, albeit to a weedy garden!

Speaking of vacations, I will be hosting a monthly travel meme "Travels Near and Far" beginning on August 15. I hope you'll join the fun!  I will be sharing photos and information about my recent trip. Where, you might ask?  Here's a hint:




Warm Regards,
Beth


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