Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Yellow-flowered Fence

I'm not sure of my identification of this plant, but it's the tallest flower in our garden.  We have 3 huge patches of it, and they routinely reach 8 feet.  The stems emerge in a patch about 2 feet across, but by the time it's full grown and the stems bend outward, it easily covers 8 feet horizontally too.

This is the flower.  It might be a False Sunflower, or Heliopsis, or it could be a Coneflower or Rudbeckia.  In any case, it's a big landmark at this time of the year at the back of our garden.

And here's the fence, yellow-flowered when viewed from behind.

That rusty bit of metal is a giant flower sculpture that disappears behind the leaves of a Clematis, and only emerges again in the winter.

The rooster is a sculpture that Mrs. F.G. picked up at a high school years ago.

I really do have to look up at these flowers, towering over my head.  But they add a lot of colour to our garden at this time of year, and for several weeks to come.


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20 comments:

  1. Those flowers are so beautiful! Wish I had a huge patch of those in my garden.

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  2. I love those flowers, and they are so easy to grow from cuttings :-)

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  3. Sorry, can't help with the ID but the flowers are beautiful, and look wonderful against your lovely rustic fence. I wish I could take the Rooster home with me!!:)

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  4. I would say it's a coneflower. A lovely yellow colour!

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  5. Your garden flowers, layout, and decorations are right up our alley as well. I like all your choices of flowers and how you have placed them in the gardens around your property and the fact that you have let your gardens grow in naturally. Like the cedar rail fence and the metal sculptures. Good stuff.

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  6. Love the flowers and the fence. Great photos, FG.

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  7. that's gorgeous! i like your rooster, too. :)

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  8. Really beautiful fence. Love the contrast.

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  9. Oooooh these are just so artsy and beautiful!!

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  10. I'm pretty sure those are coneflowers. And they sure are lovely. Wikipedia says they should be fragrant. :-)

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  11. What a wonderful setting , so cheerful !

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  12. Wow - that's some display. Eight feet! Given my enormous horticultural knowledge, I'd say they're a type of triffid. Do they move and eat people? If the answer to both is 'yes', then I'm right. I like the cockerel!

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  13. Oh wow that is so pretty. I love how it looks along the fence.

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  14. Hello, these are lovely fence images. I love the flowers and the rooster. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  15. Whatever it is, it's quite a lovely yellow for your backyard, and looks great with the fence. I have an app on my phone called "garden" which allows me to take a picture of a plant or flower, and then it identifies it for me. Fun.

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  16. Look up Ratibida pinnata, I think that you have two different varieties of it...mine is over six feet tall. I love the sunny yellow color and it re seeds freely:)

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    1. That certainly looks like it matches one of ours. It was threatening to take over the garden, so I moved several shovel fulls out to the meadow a few years back. Now they're springing up here and there among the Goldenrod.

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  17. Wow! The Yellow flowers and your fence are just stunning together. I also really like the Rooster by the fence too.

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