Perennials, FINALLY!

August 11, 2011

summer

One of the perks of having a perennial garden is that you don’t need to replant everything every spring.

Yet one of the disadvantages to a perennial garden is that nothing blooms until JULY! :-p I don’t know how I did it, but I must have chosen all the plants that *only* bloom at a certain time, so my yard has no color until mid-summer, ugh. Not very good organizing, apparently. Oh well.

So now that we’re into August, my yard is literally ablaze with color. The Rose of Sharon, day lily, black-eyed Susans, purple coneflower, butterfly bush, sage, oriental stargazers, everything! Yay! It’s good to see that the plants aren’t suffering TOO much from my severe neglect this summer and last.

Colorful Flowerbed

Orange and Blue

I’m nuts about blue and red flowers. Next year, I’ll plant more red!

How’s your garden growing?

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4 Responses to “Perennials, FINALLY!”

  1. Karen and Gerard Says:

    Your flowers are very colorful and pretty! Our purple phlox is already done and so are our daffodlils and day lilies. We have a few geraniums and some begonias still going. We lost all the black-eyed susans that we used to have, don’t know why. They just came back less and less and eventually didn’t come back at all. Our Azalia (can’t even spell it right) is just green now, our mum hasn’t bloomed yet. We have a rose or two but that’s about it. Our flowers are very disappointing this year.

  2. Marg Says:

    Those are really pretty flowers. We don’t have any flowers right now because of the heat and we haven’t had any rain. So everything is all dried up. In the picture of those cats, that isn’t Black, that is Bees. But they do look just alike. Take care.

  3. linf Says:

    The garden looks GREAT! You did a good job planting. šŸ™‚

    My garden is looking tired. It was too hot and dry here and so everything is sort of just at its end, but that is okay–I’m sort of like that too. I’m ready for cutting things back and enjoying fall.