Monday, August 4, 2014

Colour in the Garden

As we pass the mid-point of summer, the colour in our garden is just spectacular.  The peak of colour does seem to mark the mid-summer season, with a lot of different flowers in bloom.  Now that we've adopted a more ruthless attitude to thinning things out, the colour seems to stand out more too.

This is the view from our deck that marks mid-summer in the main part of the garden.

Here you can see the red Crocosmia and deep pink Coneflowers and a purple Clematis behind some daylilies and the white Gooseneck Loosestrife.  Note the one tall Milkweed we've left in the hope of Monarchs.

This picture features several daylilies in front of the Crocosmia again, and Bear's Breeches, the narrow spiky plant in front of it.

In another part of the garden red Monarda, pink Coneflowers, white Daisies and yellow False Sunflowers mix together. We used to think this part of the garden was poorly organized; now we just think it's a beautiful mixture of colours!

Here are a number of interesting (mostly orange) daylilies in front of the taller Coneflowers, some Bear's Breeches in the background on the right.

Mostly a mixture of daylilies, nearly 10 varieties if you could count them.

 My favourite daylilies, Saugeen Sunrise, with a patch of False Sunflowers.

There are a lot of different flowers behind all the colours in these photos.  Dominant it seems are the False Sunflowers, a hardy flower which spreads readily, and is going to get weeded out a little before next year!

The Coneflowers also spread, growing in new locations, while the original patches get larger.

And there are 3 or 4 dozen varieties of daylilies altogether, mostly blooming through July into mid or late August.  I like the bright ones! 

And that's our garden in mid-summer.
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19 comments:

  1. So that's what bear's breeches look like!

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  2. One of the prettiest gardens I've ever seen. All the colors and varieties are spectacular!

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  3. Very attractive. The bear's breeches add a vertical dimension that makes the border more attractive.

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  4. Your gardens and flowers are beautiful. I really like the 'hot' colours of gold and red this time of year, being closer to fall. I also enjoyed your wild flowers in the previous post. Pamela

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  5. Your garden is wonderful! I love that's its a mix of colors.

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  6. Wow, I have not imagined your own garden to be so large and colourful, as you write about trails, snow trips, wetlands and more adventures. The way they have been planted adds to the look, all colours, and day lilies, one of my favourites, flowers prolifically, needs very little care, and produces so many off-shoots. Bright is beautiful, I have a paler apricot shaded one" Ming Porcelain" the very first one I bought.And a small golden one that flowers here all year, but we do not get snow, apart from one fall in 50 years!!! Cheers to you and Mrs FG, lots of work behind those blooms.

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  7. Such a lovely place to call home. Thanks for sharing the beauty.

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  8. Love the riot of colors in these!

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  9. Wow...what a lovely garden you have and so pritty flowers!!!! Here in Sweden it´s very dry we hav´nt had any rain for a long time! Have a nice day!
    /Lotta

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  10. Such a lovely wild riot of colours!

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  11. Wonderful! My gardens are a shambles.

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  12. Your garden is a feast for the eyes!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous!!

    Lory
    Designthusiasm.com

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  14. That's amazing. There must be a LOT of buzz (no pun intended) among the bugs & other wildlife re: your garden, what's there, and where it is. Pretty serious source of goodies for lots of species. FABULOUS job. =)

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  15. Oh my your garden is beautiful. I love it and want one just like it. : ) I'm working on it.

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  16. You have rainbows on the ground, too, I see! :-) What a gorgeous garden! I love that it's got a touch/look of wildness and spontaneity to it!

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